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This class is designed for those seriously interested in beginning the study of hand  bookbinding; for  binders who may be self taught and want a firmer grounding in the basics or for binders who would like to brush up on their basic techniques. Please note that there will be relatively little actual bookbinding in this class; it is, rather, designed to be built on in subsequent classes.

Subjects covered will be: tools and their uses; materials; adhesives; techniques including folding, cutting, gluing and pasting, equipment setup and maintenance; decorated papers; lining cloth. Projects during the week will include: accordion fold with covered boards; single signature sewn through the fold; french fold; a portfolio and a simple folding box.

Requirements: Students will need the following tools: bone folder, utility knife or scalpel, scissors, brush(es) for glue or paste, dividers, notebook and apron.  If you have your own please bring them; we will also have tools available for purchase. Please contact us regarding the costs.

We have scheduled the Foundations and Case Binding classes so that students who wish to take both can do so at a reduced tuition and housing cost.

Dates: Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 7 and Monday, September 11 - Friday, September 15.  If you are staying at the school please come late Sunday afternoon to get settled in.

Materials may be purchased from the School as needed.

Class status: 2 spaces available for the April class and 2 spaces available for the September class as of December 27, 2016.


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