Bookbinding Workshop: Buttonhole Stitch

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Bookbinding Workshop: Buttonhole Stitch

from 175.00

This binding style makes for a wonderful sketchbook, photo album, or journal. The little window on the spine provides endless visual delight, especially if you alternate or gradate the colors of the signatures. No previous experience needed.

Instructor: Bari Zaki

Date: Saturday, August 11 — 11am-2pm

Class Size: 3 students (Also offered 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 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.

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.

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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