“Book bag” workshop

Join us via zoom to take some things you probably already have at home, some printer paper, thread and a gift bag, and turn them into this cute little book complete with handles! We will use a few simple tools to create this book, bound with this long stitch style binding, complete with a button. Its a great way to use that gift bag from a vacation that you’ve been saving, and the finished book is perfect to give as a gift or keepsake, or keep it for yourself, the handles make it convenient to carry anywhere!

You don’t need any previous experience, and we will send you a full list of materials when you sign up. The zoom recording will be available after the workshop with lifetime access.

To reserve your spot, click HERE for a ticket!

Bibliomaniacs

A virtual meet up for book binders, paper lovers and mixed media artists.

If you love making books, experimenting with paper structures, or messing about with mixed media, this is the group for you! A place to share what you are working on, and pick the brains of other artists and crafters. Meet other artists and crafters, and share your love for all things papery! Deb Eck, our resident paper guru, will be on hand to lend her experience and play along.

BOOK YOUR SPOT!

Recycle a hardback book

Join our resident paper and book artist, Deb Eck, and learn how to turn an old hardback book into a fun and functional journal. In class Deb will cover how to reinforce and decorate your up-cycled cover, how to measure for new pages, and make sure the grain is correct so they lay flat and are nice to use. We’ll talk about other inclusions, and wrap it all up with a demonstration of three styles of sewing – pamphlet, Coptic and French link stitch – that can be used to put your unique journal together.

A full supply list will be sent upon registration.

Space is very limited so BOOK NOW!

Coptic Binding

 

Join book and paper artist Deb Eck and learn this traditional binding technique. Coptic binding was employed by early Christians in Egypt, the Copts, and used from as early as the 2nd century. It is a popular binding style because the finished book lies completely flat when opened making it perfect for writing or sketching.

THIS WORKSHOP REQUIRES A KIT, you can find it in the shop here.

*If you already have some bookbinding tools and materials, you can request a supply list in lieu of the kit.

Long-Link Stitch Binding

Join our resident book and paper artist, Deb Eck, on night 3 of our mini book intensive, and learn a traditional style of binding which originated in Germany and was in use between 1375 and 1500.  We will use some contemporary recycled materials, including a brown paper lunch bag, to replicate this glue- free binding.

THIS CLASS REQUIRES A KIT – you can find it in our online shop here.

Or you can assemble your own materials and tools – email us for the list.

 

Ribbon Journal

Learn this traditional sewn binding technique while creating a customized journal to keep or gift. Usually this binding would be sewn on tapes and then hidden under the spine of the book – but we are going to show it off by sewing over ribbons and leaving the spine exposed!

Order a kit for this workshop from the online shop – you can customize it by supplementing your own ribbons for the ones included in the kit.

*If you already have some bookbinding tools and materials, you can request a supply list in lieu of the kit.

Mixed Media Journal

This workshop will kick off a mini intensive, four book-binding workshops running on consecutive nights, take one or join us for them all, for an introduction to the art of books. In this workshop we will learn a simple pamphlet stitch binding, and then explore ways to use it to make more complex structures, including this fun mixed media journal from a recycled hardback book.  This structure requires very minimal tools and you will get a complete supply list when you register.

Ribbon Journal

Learn this traditional sewn binding technique while creating a customized journal to keep or gift. Usually this binding would be hidden under the spine of the book – but we are going to show it off by leaving the spine exposed!

Order a kit for this workshop from the online shop – you can customize it by supplementing your own ribbons for the ones included in the kit.

*If you already have some bookbinding tools and materials, you can request a supply list in lieu of the kit.

Coptic Binding

Join book and paper artist Deb Eck and learn this traditional binding technique. Coptic binding was employed by early Christians in Egypt, the Copts, and used from as early as the 2nd century. It is a popular binding style because the finished book lies completely flat when opened making it perfect for writing or sketching.

THIS WORKSHOP REQUIRES A KIT, you can find it in the shop here.

*If you already have some bookbinding tools and materials, you can request a supply list in lieu of the kit.

Long Stitch Binding

Join our resident book and paper artist, Deb Eck, celebrate Earth day, and learn a traditional style of binding which originated in Germany between 1375 and 1500.  We will use some contemporary recycled materials to replicate this glue- free binding.

THIS CLASS REQUIRES A KIT – you can find it in our online shop here.

 

 

Class Guide

  • Root

    Beginner level classes suitable for everyone.

  • Shoot

    Ready for a little more of a challenge?

    These classes build on skills from root level classes – but may still be suitable for those with little experience. Not sure if the class is for you, just ask us.

  • Bloom

    Get ready to REALLY grow your skills!

    Classes for students with experience. Our teaching artists will identify what skills you should already have. If you are unsure if a class is for you, please ask, we’d be happy to help you!