Bookbinding Basics: Sewn-board Journal

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Course Description:


In this class, students will learn to make a sewn-board structure, one of the earliest binding forms, commonly seen in Coptic binding structures. This particular binding is an adaptation created by Book Lab teacher and conservator Gary Frost, and allows the book to lay completely flat when in use. It is also an easy structure to make and great for giving as gifts!


Students will learn the following in this workshop:



  • A light history of the structure

  • French-web sewing technique

  • Spine lining

  • How to determine graine direction in book materials

  • Decorative options and structural variations


Students will leave class with one completed book and may purchase additional materials to make a 2nd or 3rd book.


Teacher Bio:


This class is taught by Letterpress Depot instructor Jessica Rogers. Jessica is a graduate from the University of Iowa Book Studies Program where she received an MLIS, a certificate in Book Arts, and studied book material history and conservation.



See her résumé and work at scrapbookchapbook.com


 

What to Bring

Students should bring the following basic book binding tools if they have them available:ScissorsX-acto knifeBone folderGlue brushRulerAdditionally, you may want to bring any book cloth or decorative papers you wish to use.

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

All tools will be available for students who do not have their own supplies. A selection of book cloth and decorative paper will be provided along with a text block (paper) to be sewn in class.

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Jessica Rogers has an M.A. in Library and Information Sciences and a certificate in Book Arts. She has studied book material history and conservation and has a studio located in the Santa Fe Art District. She currently works at The Library Corporation and spends her free time as a data manager and material specialist for the R-CHIVE consortium - a group of imaging scientists who use multi-spectral imaging to digitally reveal faded or non-visible text on manuscripts and other writing surfaces.

See her résumé and work at scrapbookchapbook.com

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Carol Ann W.
    Reviewed on 05/01/17

    Jessica is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable teacher and I learned a LOT about book-making. In fact, I started another book today! She was so generous in supplying everything we needed to make this project and all the materials and tools were top quality. I highly recommend her class and can't wait to take another one in the near future.

    Jessica is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable teacher and I learned a LOT about book-making. In fact, I started another book today! She was so generous in supplying everything we needed to make this project and all the materials and tools were top quality. I highly recommend her class and can't wait to take another one in the near future.

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