Bookbinding: Case Binding with Rounded Spine


  • Women's Studio Workshop 722 Binnewater Road Kingston, NY, 12401 United States

Tuition: $750 ($700 members)
Lab fee: $45
Class limit: 6

In this class you’ll learn how to make a traditional case binding from start to finish (although without cutting all the corners that modern machine binding does!). This is the style of your average hardcover book, with cloth covering and a rounded spine. You’ll learn the basics of paper selection, sewing, rounding & backing, edge trimming, and casing-in. Those who are a little faster will have time to learn more advanced techniques—such as hand-sewing endbands—or start a second book and really consolidate their skills. Use your book for a sketchbook or journal or just to learn the process so you can go home and make them on your own. We’ll talk about ways to get around any lack of equipment. Those enrolled in the letterpress class from the week before have the opportunity to incorporate their printing in these books.

Register now on the Women's Studio website; a deposit will save your place.