The Book Of The Month Bookbinding Online Class Series!
Starting with April, I'll be offering a new online bookbinding class each month!
I love teaching bookbinding! I'm a mellow, easy-going, patient bookbinder and instructor. I make sure you understand the stitch before you begin sewing your book! You'll practice the sewing, and create a sewing "sampler" which will become a wonderful reference tool. I keep my samplers in a binder, so when I need to choose a binding to use for a new journal, I have a collection of 3-d visual references of bindings to peruse!
Each class will cover a binding technique I have not taught on line before! Focused specifically on making a handmade book, this class will cover the steps needed to make the book using that month's binding from start to finish.
Each Book Of The Month class will be available to purchase separately and/or individually. The Book Of The Month classes aren't sold as a subscription, so you are able to choose what bookbinding class you wish to take. As the months go by, the classes from each month will remain available to purchase.
While the Book Of The Month classes won't be covering surface treatments for paper, I do offer a wonderful class that covers a number of page surface treatments to use to prep papers for use in your journals. It also covers two of my favorite binding techniques. (info is on my online workshops main page under Painted, Patterned, Printed Journals)
April's class - The BIG TIME BOOK!
Check out the book and it's binding in the video below:
This fun journal lies flat when opened, making it easy to work in!
Make your journal any size you like.
The class will cover the sewing and assembly for this book, along with how to fold your papers to create the various flaps and fold-outs for your pages. Using videos, photographs, and written instructions, the class guides you step-by-step through the binding process, including practicing the stitches before sewing the book, and creating your sewing stitch sampler. All bookbinding terms are clearly explained.
The class website will open on April 24, 2014, and remain posted. Your access is not time-limited.
You can use any sturdy, heavier paper of your choosing for your pages. Use a mix of papers, if you like. Covers can be made from a variety of materials, including book board, recycled old book covers, or canvas boards. The supply list is fairly short and will be emailed to you with your registration conformation and class access information.
Please be sure to read the "Class Policies" section at the bottom of my main Online Workshops page.
Cost: $15 via Paypal.
You do not need a Paypal account to use Paypal. You can check out as a guest, and use a creditcard.