Sunday, June 15, 2008

Book Binding Workshop

Hey! I'm teaching a book binding workshop at Gallery Nucleus next week, sign up and learn something awesome. Here's a link to the signup/info:

Date & Time: June 22, 2008 (Sunday), 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Nucleus
Instructor: Patrick Williams
Materials to bring: Listed below
Cost: $55 if you bring your own materials. $80 with materials included.

To Register: Purchase your tickets above or call 626-458-7482.

Ever wondered how books are made? Ever wanted to make your own for whatever reason? All it takes is a bit of know-how. Once the trade of highly skilled master craftsmen, the handmade book has been virtually replaced by mass production. But you don’t need to be a master craftsman to make your own books. With a few basic supplies and a few little tricks you can make whatever you like. We’ll talk over the basics of perfect binding, sewing signatures/pamphlets, Japanese stab-stitch (and variations), and creating hardbound covers. Learn what you need to know in order to make your own personalized portfolio, sketchbooks, notepads, gifts, and more!

1 ream 8.5" x 11" photocopy paper (or better stock)
Binder’s thread (or embroidery thread)
Davey board/chip board (16" x 20"-ish)
X-acto/utility knife and extra blades
PVA glue (Elmer’s is ok too)
Cutting mat/extra chip board
Book cover cloth (or a fabric you’d like to involve in the construction of a book)
Metal Ruler

Bone folder
Super (looks like a linen mesh)
A sheet or two of decorative paper

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