Beginning Book Binding

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Name: Beginning Book Binding
Date: February 17, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Event Description:
Learn a short history of the creation of books and the basic techniques of book binding. Everyone will learn to use templates, sewing with waxed linen thread, preparing the text block, creating a solid case cover, and putting the text block and cover together to create their very own hand sewn journal. Each student will leave with their very own hand sewn 8 ½ x 5” journal.

Tools needed by Student: boning tool, x-acto knife, ruler, t-square, cutting mat, wax paper, scissors, small clamps, awl, tapestry needle, paper towels. Note: Instructor will have her supplies of all the above for use by those not having all the tools.

Materials provided by Instructor: 80 lb. paper for text block, book board for cover, paper for cover of binding, glue, brushes, etc. Pre-registration is

SHAPE Gallery
19 East King Street
Date/Time Information:
Sunday, February 17th
11:00am - 4:00pm
Contact Information:
Cost: $40 for SHAPE members
  $50 for non-members.

$20 supply fees (all supplies included).

Pre-registration required: or (717) 532-2559
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