NBG Workshop Series: Book Arts Basics 2 – Sewn Bindings

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Workshop Series: Book Arts Basics 2 – Sewn Bindings

Northwoods Book Arts Guild is excited to offer an introduction to three structures of sewn bindings that add distinctive visual elements to the character of each book. BOOK ARTS BASICS Series 2 is supported by a generous ASCA Community Development Grant.

Japanese Stab Binding: Tortoise Shell Pattern with Susan Campbell
Sunday, April 11, 2021, 10am – 12pm and 1- 3pm on ZOOM $50 (includes materials)
Wednesday, April 7, 12- 2pm – Pick up materials and instructional guidelines at the NBG Studio
The rich tradition of Japanese Stab Bindings began over 2000 years ago. Participants will make a model to learn the tortoise shell stitching technique and then create a soft-covered blank journal, bound with this distinctive pattern.

Wrap Around Binding with Laurel Herbeck
Sunday, April 25, 2021, 10am – 12pm and 1- 3pm on ZOOM $50 (includes materials)
Wednesday, April 21, 12- 2pm – Pick up materials and instructional guidelines at the NBG Studio
This versatile book structure combines a concertina support with a 2-section text block and a cover that wraps around and neatly tucks in for a truly elegant finish. The book is sewn with a 5-hole pamphlet stitch, and is suitable for use as a travel or art journal, photo album, field journal or sketchbook. The possibilities for design and use of this portable book are endless. We will begin with making a model for future reference, and then create a final book featuring decorative papers for the cover.

1-, 2-, and 3-Section Bindings with Margo Klass
Sunday, May 2, 2021 10am -12pm and 1- 3pm on ZOOM $50 (includes materials)
Wednesday, April 28, 12- 2pm – Pick up materials and instructional guidelines at the NBG Studio
This workshop introduces you to sewing sections into books using patterns of stitching along the spine. After sewing a single-section binding, we’ll progress to bindings of two and three sections. We’ll discuss paper selection, measuring, fitting, and sewing technique as we create three artful books. Diagrams and templates are provided to guide future bookmaking.

EACH CLASS – $50 – Register and pay at The Folk School Fairbanks – https://folk.school
You’ll need to download the Zoom app on your favorite device. A couple of days before each class, you’ll receive an email with the Zoom link.

Classes are limited to 12 students, adults only. Scholarships are available. See our website at nwbookarts.org for details and to apply.

Participants will receive packets of paper for each class, but will need to provide their own tools. Basic Tool Kits are available for loan from NBG. Kits have a retail value of $100. A $50 deposit is required to check out a kit.A list of materials, tools, and other information will be provided upon registration.

MATERIALS PICK UP – Materials for each class will be available for pick up the Wednesday before each class at the NBG studio at Suite 205, 3550 Airport Way, in Fairbanks. Masks must be worn in the studio. Contact laurelherbeck15@gmail.com to arrange pick up at other times.