Bookbinding Workshop: Long-Stitch Binding

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Bookbinding Workshop: Long-Stitch Binding

from 185.00

If you enjoy using a journal where the pages lay flat, leaving enough space to affix photos, ephemera or miscellany, in addition to your sketches, doodles, or drawings… you will love learning to create a handmade book in this style.

Instructor: Bari Zaki

Currently offered only as a private or semiprivate class. Add to Cart & email bz@barizaki.com to request a date & time.

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. Next you will create your cover by measuring, folding, and scoring a luscious sheet of handmade paper. Finally you will sew your cover and pages together, using the long-stitch binding technique developed in Italy in the 18th century. Felicitazioni!

By the end of class you will have one completed book, plus the tools 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, bone folder, shipping clerks knife, lightweight awl, Xacto-blade, tapestry needle, waxed-linen thread, tea, happiness. 

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 papers & bookbinding with you in this three-ish 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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