Archive | April 30, 2012

Introductory Bookbinding Workshops in Summer 2012

This summer, Atelier Bindery is excited to start offering Introductory Bookbinding Workshops. This new summer workshop, taught by binder Florian Bieschke, is a five day, immersion-style experience which includes all needed tools and materials for the beginning binder to make a classic case-bound blank book, perfect as a handmade gift for a loved one or as a personal journal or sketchbook!

Introductory Blank Book-bound in buckram and hot foil stamped-by Atelier Apprentice Emily Umentum

This workshop covers in detail proper bookbinding terminology, the properties of paper and other binding materials, and the entire process of binding: from folding and gathering, sewing the book on linen tapes, spine-rounding, headbanding and final casing in of a 6 1/2″ x 9 7/8″ x 3/4″ book.

Concentration is on terminology, technique and process sequence. Class size is limited to four students, so this is truly a unique opportunity for individualized instruction. The class fee is $525 which includes 25 teaching hours, and all tools and materials. Call the bindery for more information or to register today at 715-358-5470.

Workshops will be held on the following dates:

  • June 4-8
  • June 18-22
  • July 9-13
  • July 23-27
  • August 6-10
  • August 20-24
  • September 10-14
  • September 24-28