Spring 2014 Classes

Coptic-Style with Wooden Boards, a Concertina and Endbands

This Coptic-style binding is a historical binding that looks surprisingly modern. It is characterized by the chains of sewing stitches linking across the spine. The books are flat when open, constructed without glue and are very sturdy. This variation has wooden covers that are shaped and waxed, a concertina (aka accordion) spine lining that wraps around each signature and fills in the ‘gap’ between signatures, and sewn endbands. Bring a $15 material fee with you to class.

April 12th, 10am-4pm
registration for this class is closed

Free Letterpress and Binding Workshops in Conjunction with the
Sixth Annual NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival.

April 1 at the Center for Book Arts

The Center for Book Arts is hosting four workshops on hand-bookbinding and letterpress printing  taught by artists Susan Mills and Karen Randall.Workshops run 10AM-1PM and 2PM-5PM. You can take either or both, but you must RSVP in advance In the binding class we will make 2 chapbooks and hot-stamp the cover of one with the Center’s Kwikprint machine.

RSVP required: (212) 481-0295
$20 donation at the door for materials

In conjunction with the hands-on classes,
Full Tilt posts bi-weekly audio podcasts at Bookbinding Now.