PSBA Fundamentals—Handmade Books
Making a Cradle and Multi-Signature Pamphlet Stitch Binding
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018
Location: 2926 S. Steele Street 2nd floor, Tacoma, WA
Presenter: 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.
- bone folder
- ruler at least 12 inches
- gluing up brush (any medium size brush)
- 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: https://psba.formstack.com/forms/cradle_and_multi_signature_binding