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Instructor: Bari Zaki

Level: All

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017

1 Seat Available!

Time: 6:30 - 9:30

Limit 3 students


In this three hour workshop we begin with bookbinding basics; understanding about paper grain, it's integrity to the finished book, and getting acquainted with the small handful of tools you need for bookbinding in general.

We’ll fold large sheets of paper into smaller and smaller sizes until we have the desired size for a book, creating deckle (hand-torn) edges for our pages. Then sewing these signatures into a book with the coptic-stitch style.

A selection of decorative covers will be prepared in advance of this class so that we can focus on the sewing of the book, which can take some time. - and we will review what you need to know to create your own covers, for when you make them at home!

It's the perfect binding if you like your book to open completely flat!

And a bit of bookbinding trivia: This style of binding dates back to 2nd century Egypt - it's quite fantastic!

Tools for folding and trimming full sheets of paper into deckle-edge pages for two books, two sets of decorative covers, & ample amounts of waxed linen thread for sewing, are included in the cost of this class.

If you have any questions please 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

PS: You might be charged sales-tax though paypal. And if so we will send you a refund for that portion within 24 hours of registering. Thank you for your patience with this matter!

If for any reason a class is cancelled, students will be contacted and refunded the full class fee. Cancellations made at least 14 days in advance of the class are eligible for a refund.