May 5, Sat
10 am – 2 pm
Beginning Book Binding: Exploring the Japanese Ledger Book
The Japanese Ledger Book is a fairly easy book to put together. Once the design is understood, the size can be adjusted to personal preferences. Students will work with basic bookbinding skills: measuring, cutting and gluing of paper. We will learn to do corners and perform some easy sewing to bind this book.
Catherine will discuss the grain of paper and the use of various glue types. Paper for the text and cover will be provided as well as needle and thread.
During this one-day workshop, students will craft their own Japanese Ledger Book similar to the example shown. Catherine will guide us through adhering paper to the book chipboard, arranging the paper and binding the book together using traditional hand book-binding means.
Her instruction will be informed by recent travels to Japan where books have a different form factor than in the US. Students can expect to leave the class with a functional and beautiful book that can be used as a container for drawing and text.