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Intro to Bookbinding at the Merrimac Public Library

  • Merrimac Public Library 86 West Main Street Merrimac, MA, 01860 United States (map)

Have you ever been interested in making your own books for sketching, memory keeping, or working in as an art journal? When you make your own book, it can be any size and include all types of papers. A handmade book can be a treasured gift or special place to store thoughts and memories. In this class, we will explore some of the options and look at examples.

For the projects, we will use old book pages, scrapbook papers, and plain drawing paper  in our journals to make two types of simple books:

1)     Pamphlet Bound Book – One signature that is stitched up the spine. The cover is just a little heavier stock than the inside pages.

2)     Long-Stitch Book – We will use an old hardcover book cover and fill it with our own creative paper using the Long-Stitch that shows along the spine of the book.

No experience necessary!

Class fee $35 includes all materials. The instructor will provide paper, awl, bonefolder, embroidery floss, and sewing needles for each project.

 

 Pamphlet Stitch

Pamphlet Stitch

 Long Stitch

Long Stitch