In this 30 hour week-long intensive, you will learn several basic book structures, develop hand skills and become familiar with binding tools and techniques. After this comprehensive foundation, you’ll be prepared for your own explorations, for advanced courses, and you will qualify for renting work space in our bindery studio. The course will cover discussion on materials and on best practices for folding, cutting, adhesives and mixes, paper types, tool selection, and three sewing methods. No experience required.
About the Instructor:
Sarah is a bookbinder, printmaker, basket weaver living in Brooklyn. She graduated Parsons in 2012 with a BFA. She is an assistant printer at Harlan & Weaver and teaches bookmaking at The Center for Book Arts. You can find her writings about bookmaking in Bookforms, A Complete Guide to Designing and Crafting Hand-Bound Books published by Rockport Publishing and the Center for Book Arts in 2019. She specializes in custom structures and enclosures.