• Image of Bookbinding Workshop - Long-Stitch Journal
  • Image of Bookbinding Workshop - Long-Stitch Journal
  • Image of Bookbinding Workshop - Long-Stitch Journal
  • Image of Bookbinding Workshop - Long-Stitch Journal
  • Image of Bookbinding Workshop - Long-Stitch Journal

Instructor: Bari Zaki

Level: All

Date: Beginning Late Summer / early Autumn - Will be announcing dates in July!

Time: 6:30 - 9:30pm

Limit 3 students

If you like a journal where the pages lie flat, leaving you enough room to adhere photos, ephemera, or miscellany papery collections, alongside your sketching, doodling & drawings, then you will enjoy knowing how to create a handmade book in this style!

This binding style accommodates all weights of paper beautifully.
An added plus, we think!

This particular style of long-stitch binding dates back to the 18th century at least... it is a non-adhesive style binding which requires no glueing! And we particularly love that, because you can make these books easily at home and/or while you travel, if you like.

Class Description:

We begin this class 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.

Part of getting acquainted with creating book pages, you will take several larger size sheets of paper and fold them into smaller and smaller sizes until we have the desired size for a book, creating deckle (hand-torn) edges for our pages - an essential beginning for any handmade book!

We will also create a pocket (which looks like an envelope) inside the front and back covers, lining it with decorative paper, as seen in the second photo.

Our studio is light-filled, airy, & organized, including an extensive library of books about bookbinding, calligraphy, & drawing for your musings.

We look forward to sharing our love of paper and making books with you in this three-hour workshop!

Materials included:
A colorful assortment of European
mouldmade papers for your book pages.
Handmade paper for your cover.
Waxed-linen thread.
Italian cotton ribbon.
Shipping Clerks Knife.

And, our new & improved instructional handout includes charming step-by-step illustrations drawn by Emmy Kennett; our nimble shop assistant.
The two photos at the end of the scroll were made by beginning students.
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.

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