Coptic Stitch Bookbinding
Oct
15
12:00 pm12:00

Coptic Stitch Bookbinding

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In this workshop, we'll make a hardcover Coptic stitch journal. You'll learn to cut, drill, and cover boards, assemble the textblock, and sew with the beautiful exposed stitching that makes the Coptic structure unique. Everyone will leave with a completed book and a new set of skills.

Join Us!

$110

No prior bookbinding experience required. 

All tools and materials are provided.

For students 12 and up.

This class will need at least four students to run.

To sign up call: 206.682.3820

Melanie Brauner was the owner and bookbinder at Trove Bindery in Corvallis, Oregon, specializing in restoration and custom archival boxes, and holds a BFA in Book Arts from Oregon College of Art and Craft. She is the owner of VERSO, a bookbinding, papermaking, and jewelry studio in Shoreline, Washington.

Basics of Bookbinding
Oct
22
1:00 pm13:00

Basics of Bookbinding

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Learn how to make beautiful blank books! In this class, we will complete three simple projects: a basic pamphlet-bound book, an accordion fold book, and a simple hardcover. You’ll leave with at least three books that you have crafted yourself, and the knowledge and essential skills to make many more in endless variations.

Hardcover Bookbinding
Nov
12
12:00 pm12:00

Hardcover Bookbinding

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In this workshop, you'll learn all the skills that go into making a hardcover book. You'll sew a text-block by hand using a link stitch, prepare it to be bound, and make a bookcloth-covered case. You'll leave the class with a complete hardcover journal and the knowledge to make many more at home.  

Handmade Gift Bags and Boxes
Nov
19
1:00 pm13:00

Handmade Gift Bags and Boxes

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Learn to make your own gift boxes and gift bags in this afternoon workshop. We'll start with folding and gluing techniques to make your own bags using decorative papers, and then make several versions of cut, scored, and folded box structures with lids. You'll leave with a full set of samples to use for gifts, and the ability to make a gift bag or box in any size you need.

Join us!

$85

 No prior experience required.

All tools and materials are provided.

For students 12 years of age and up.

This class will need at least four students to run.

To sign up call: 206.682.3820

Melanie Brauner was the owner and bookbinder at Trove Bindery in Corvallis, Oregon, specializing in restoration and custom archival boxes, and holds a BFA in Book Arts from Oregon College of Art and Craft. She is the owner of VERSO, a bookbinding, papermaking, and jewelry studio in Shoreline, Washington.

 

 


Artists' Portfolio Case Workshop
Jul
16
12:00 pm12:00

Artists' Portfolio Case Workshop

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Learn to make a Japanese-style portfolio to hold loose, unbound sheets of paper such as drawings or prints, thin books, or ephemera collections. You'll make a cloth-covered case, lined with paper and fitted with three flaps to protect the edges of the contents, with a linen tie as a closure. These cases can be made in any size, with any arrangement of flaps or pockets inside. We'll talk about all of the possibilities and variations on this versatile structure.  

Drop-In Accordion Book Workshop (For Kids and Adults!)
Jun
25
12:00 pm12:00

Drop-In Accordion Book Workshop (For Kids and Adults!)

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Book artist Melanie Brauner will teach you to make an accordion book in just 15 minutes, and you’ll get to take the book you make home with you! Kids are welcome, accompanied by another workshop participant over 16 years old. All tools and materials will be provided.

15-minute time slots available from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Drop-in and take the workshop on the fly, or give us a call to reserve a time slot.