Intro to Bookbinding Class - Making Books and a Power Outage!

Last week I hosted a small group at my local library for an Introduction to Bookbinding. We made two books: a pamphlet and a three signature long-stitch bound book.

 Workstations waiting for students

Workstations waiting for students

The pamphlet book was a great first step to get comfortable with the materials and tools. Then the long-stitch book showed students how to use an old hardcover book jacket to make a book with your own unique papers inside. 

At the start of class, the sky opened up and a huge clap of thunder knocked out the power for a minute or so. I was thinking, "can we do this by flashlight?", but the power came back on right away and we were off and running. 

Overall it was a great class and we all had a lot of fun! While this first class was a small group, I could manage larger groups. If you are looking for a unique offering for your local library or community center please email me!

 Fun sorting through papers

Fun sorting through papers

 everyone learning to do the long-stitch

everyone learning to do the long-stitch

 Awl work close-up

Awl work close-up

 happy students with their new books!

happy students with their new books!