Bookbinding Workshop ~ Case-Binding

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Bookbinding Workshop ~ Case-Binding


Instructor: Bari Zaki

Two-Day Workshop 

Currently offered as Private, Semi-private or Group - Add to Cart, and email to schedule a date & time.


In this two-day workshop we begin as we always do with bookbinding basics: understanding about paper grain, it's integrity to the finished book, and getting acquainted with a small handful of tools you need for bookbinding in general.

Part of getting acquainted with creating pages for your book, you will take several larger size sheets of paper, and fold them into smaller and smaller sizes until we have the desired size for a book, creating deckle (hand-torn) edges for our pages - an essential beginning for any handmade book!

We will cut board using a professional board-cutter. And glueing beautiful Japanese fabrics and papers, creating an aesthetically pleasing cover.

At the end of this class you will have one lovely finished hardcover case-bound book and the knowledge and experience to make more.

Our studio is light-filled, airy, & organized, including an extensive library of books about bookbinding, calligraphy, & drawing, for your musings.

We look forward to sharing our love of paper and making books with you in this two-day workshop!

Materials included: 
A colorful assortment of European
mouldmade papers for your book pages. 
Japanese fabric & paper for your cover. 
Irish linen thread
Teflon Bonefolder. 
Shipping Clerks Knife. 
Glue brush
Light-weight awl. 

*The bottom photo are books made by students!

If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me: 
773-294-7766 or

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

Cancellations made at least 14 days in advance of the class are eligible for a refund.

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