Workshop: PSBA Fundamentals—Handmade Books

 PSBA Fundamentals—Handmade Books

Making a Cradle and Multi-Signature Pamphlet Stitch Binding

Saturday, Jan 27, 2018
1-4 p.m.
Location: 2926 S. Steele Street 2nd floor, Tacoma, WA

20171123_105325Presenter: PSBA member Gabby Cooksey, Graduate of North Bennet Street School for Bookbinding in Boston, MA; studied at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, CO and at the Montefiascone Conservation Project in Italy

In this workshop you will be learning how to make a cradle, for which you can use right away to make a multi-signature pamphlet stitch binding. You will learn how to construct a book made with multiple individually sewn pages and then pamphlet stitch the pages to a cloth cover.  This style of book lays flat when open and the cradle will be able to come apart so it’s easy to store.

As a part of the PSBA Fundamentals series you can also expect to learn the fundamentals of folding, scoring, sewing signatures and about sewing tools and materials.

Tool List:

  • scissors
  • pencil
  • bone folder
  • ruler at least 12 inches
  • awl
  • gluing up brush (any medium size brush)
  • triangle
  • glue stick (optional)
  • xacto or olfa knife
  • cutting mat

All materials and patterns provided

Workshop fee ($15) paid to PSBA on day of workshop.

Registration required:


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