Bookbinding in Boston: Buttonhole Stitch

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Bookbinding in Boston: Buttonhole Stitch

175.00

This binding style makes for a wonderful sketchbook, photo album, or journal. A little window on the spine provides great visual delight, especially if you alternate or gradate the colors of the signatures.

Instructor: Bari Zaki

Date: Saturday, September 15 — 11am-2pm

Class Size: 6 students. No previous bookbinding experience necessary.

We begin by getting acquainted with paper grain and its importance for the finished book. After a “tour” of the bookbinding tools you will use, you’ll be ready to fold ten full size sheets of drawing papers (with deckled edges) into signatures to create a nice size book. Next you will make a “paper sandwich” for your cover, using Japanese paper, an adhesive backing sheet, and a sheet of drawing paper. You will finish up by making a pocket/envelope for the interiors of your front and back covers. A blush of accomplishment ensues!

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. We look forward to sharing our love of papers & bookbinding with you in this three-ish hour workshop!

Class fee includes all materials we use to make a book: European mouldmade paper, Japanese papers, bonefolder, shipping clerk’s knife, Xacto blade, lightweight awl, waxed-linen thread, needle, tea, happiness.

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

Class location:
Studio Carta, 97 Boylston Street, Brookline, MA. 617-730-3788

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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