• Image of Bookbinding Workshop - Buttonhole-stitch binding
  • Image of Bookbinding Workshop - Buttonhole-stitch binding
  • Image of Bookbinding Workshop - Buttonhole-stitch binding
  • Image of Bookbinding Workshop - Buttonhole-stitch binding
  • Image of Bookbinding Workshop - Buttonhole-stitch binding

Instructor: Bari Zaki

Level: All

Date: To be announced

Time: 6:30 - 9:30

Limit 3 students

Description:

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 a small handful of tools you need for bookbinding in general.

Part of getting acquainted with creating pages for your book, 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!

Professionally speaking (and as seen in these photos), we believe the buttonhole-stitch style of book lends itself better to guillotine edged pages, so as part of the ‘materials included’ will be 2 sets of book pages with smooth edges, so that we can focus on preparing the (handmade paper) cover & sewing of the book.

By the end of this class you will have one finished book, and a second set of pages to finish at home, with our very own (new & improved) instructional handout including charming step-by-step illustrations drawn by Emmy Kennett; our nimble shop assistant.

This binding style is wonderful to use a sketchbook, photo album, or journal. With the little window on the spine, it is great fun to alternate the colors of the signatures (pages). As well as, to make and give as a gift anytime of the year!

Materials Included:

A colorful assortment of European
mouldmade papers for your book pages.
Handmade paper for your cover
Waxed-linen thread
Bonefolder
Shipping Clerks Knife
Waxed-linen thread
Italian cotton ribbon
Needle
Awl
Tea
Happiness

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!

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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