Paper Case Bindings – Weekday

In-person workshop at the bindery in Scarborough, ON

94 Crockford Blvd, #2, Scarborough, ON M1L 3C3, Canada

Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24
9:00 – 4:00 pm with a 1 hour lunch

Please Review: Due to limited parking at the shop during weekdays, it is necessary to take public transportation or carpool for these workshops. After you register, we will ask if you will be driving and how many you can bring along, if you’d rather ride with another student, or will be taking the local bus. We have space for two cars in our lot and are located close to a TTC bus stop at Warden and Lawrence.

Bus routes 54A &B, 68A & B, 968

$250 CAD plus a $30 materials fee = $280 CAD

Paper has been used for book covers long before the modern paperback. Since the 16th century, paper covers have proven to be strong and attractive. This class will explore the use of paper for making covers for hand-sewn books, concentrating on three paper covered books with sewn pages: one on supports and laced into the cover, another with a linking stitch and a pasted cover, and a long stitch that shows on the spine while attaching the pages. Participants will go home with three handmade books to use as sketchbooks or journals, or to give as a gifts.

Instructor: Andrew Huot

In this course you will learn:

How to measure your books and papers to be boxed.
Cutting and construction steps for making a clamshell box.
Skills to make and adapt the clamshell box for any book or collection.

Level of Experience / Skills Required

All levels; no prior book-making experience required. Some comfort with accurate measuring, folding, and cutting with blades/knives is needed to master the skills taught in this workshop.

All tools and materials included but students are welcome to bring their own small bookbinding tools.