Bookbinding Sketchbooks

Make a custom blank book for sketching, writing or collecting images or photographs. Cut, fold and bind pages using the “sewn on tape” binding method. This yields a board-bound book in which the spine is uncovered, revealing the folded edge of the folios connected by decorative stitching over French tape.

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  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder (paper creaser)
  • Straight edge knife (Olfa knife or box cutter, not exacto)
  • Needles – bookbinding needles are typically not to thick, not too long, with big eyes
  • Cutting mat
  • Decorative paper for covers
  • Cheap 1” brush for glue
You can find most of these supplies in the bookbinding section at Blick 


Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

Fall 2017

Section 1: Sunday, 10am–2pm
1F: Oct 29, 2017
Instructor: Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer

$60FULL, plus a  $10 materials fee payable in class

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