Bookbinding Workshop: Butterfly Stitch | Bari Zaki

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Bookbinding Workshop: Butterfly Stitch | Bari Zaki

from 185.00

Instructor: Bari Zaki. Currently offered only as a private or semiprivate three-ish hour class. No previous bookbinding experience necessary. To request a date & time, add this class to your cart, and then email bz@barizaki.com with your preferred date(s) and time of day.

What you’ll make: This Japanese binding style was developed in the 11th century. It is also called Yamato Toji or four-needle sewing (you’ll see why).

We begin, as always in our bookbinding classes, by getting acquainted with paper grain and its importance for the finished book. After an overview of the bookbinding tools you will use, you will fold ten full-size sheets of drawing paper (with deckled edges) into signatures to create a nice thickness. You will make your cover from a luscious sheet of handmade paper.

By the end of this class you will have one completed book, plus the tools (bone folder, shipping clerk’s knife, lightweight awl) and confidence to make more at home, thanks to our charming illustrated handout with step-by-step instructions.

Class fee includes all materials we use to make a book: handmade paper. European mouldmade paper for your pages, bone folder, shipping clerk’s knife, Xacto blade, lightweight awl, ruler, triangle ruler, linen thread, needles.

Our studio is light-filled, airy, and organized. You are welcome to browse our extensive library of books about bookbinding, calligraphy, and drawing. We look forward to sharing our love of paper and making books with you in this three-hour workshop!

If you have any questions, feel free to call or email me:
773-294-7766 or bz@barizaki.com

Classes are held at:
Bari Zaki Studio
3858 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

If we need to cancel a class for any reason, students will be notified immediately via email and refunded the full class fee.  A cancellation requested at least 14 days in advance of the class will receive a full refund (via the original payment method).

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