Make one non-adhesive book each day for 5 days & explore at least 3 different ways to decorate paper for the covers of our books.

In this hands-on bookbinding workshop, we will make structures from the earliest binding styles to contemporary, and they are geared towards beginner through intermediate skill level. In addition to the binding, we will explore at least three different ways to decorate paper for the covers of our books: paste paper, suminagashi, and plant printing. The goal is to create a harmonious set of beautiful books, learn simple structures that you can take home and repeat on your own, and let your creative mind explore the medium of bookbinding. 

It is for beginning and intermediate binders.

For more info and registration, contact Noah Kahn or 510-427-0297

Coptic Binding with Sewn Boards
This is an interesting twist on the four-needle Coptic style. We will use watercolor paper decorated with paste paper for the covers and sew them onto the textblock for a durable sketchbook that opens perfectly flat.

The Longstitch is a lovely way to showcase embroidered patterns on the spine. For this book, we will use decorated paper we will make using the process of suminagashi, or floating ink on water.

Secret Belgian/Criss Cross Binding
Enhancing the natural theme of the sewing, we will use paper for the covers printed with plant prints from local specimens.

Crossed Structure
The covers of this book will be made from deerskin made in upstate New York.

Longstitch with Paper Wrapper
This binding is an excellent way to showcase your favorite decorated paper you’ve made during the week.

For more information and to register, contact Noah Kahn: or 510-427-0297

September 2nd, 2018 10:59 AM   through   September 8th, 2018 12:00 AM
2 sunset lane
Jefferson, ME 04348
United States

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