BOOKS & PAPER SUMMER SESSION 5
JULY 16–28, 2023
Custom Cloth Binding
Bookbinding arises from the need to protect and use the book. A well-functioning binding enhances the reader’s experience of this magnificent artifact and ensures the long-term preservation of the book. In this workshop students will design and make two custom cloth bindings that will complement text blocks made from pre-printed, illustrated sheets. We’ll start by making personalized book cloth from found cloth and use it to cover the text block using stub binding and endpages. Then we’ll add texture and digitally printed designs to cloth and use this to cover the text using a hollow back binding with embroidered endbands. We’ll use easy-to-learn tools and high-quality materials, create well designed books, and learn conservation concepts along the way. Some bookbinding experience will be helpful, but this workshop is open to all levels. Books studio.
Bookbinder; teaching: San Francisco Center for the Book, University of Iowa Center for the Book, Universidad Nacional de las Artes Argentina, Society of Bookbinders International Conference; collections: Bridwell Library at Southern Methodist University (TX), Miami University, British Library, private collections in USA, UK, Mexico.