bookbinding workshops in october on the east coast

bookbinding workshop

i’m really excited to announce that i’ll be teaching 2 bookbinding workshops at red bow studio on saturday, october 2! red bow studio is the studio of artist and friend, patricia kaegi weiss, and is located 25 miles east of manhattan in the lovely long island town of sea cliff.  if you’re in the area, come! i’ll be teaching 2 workshops in a relaxed and friendly environment, and i’ll teach you everything you need to know to make more on your own!

stab bound journal and album

the first workshop of the day: stab-binding. we’re going to re-use paper to create a journal and a photo album! we’ll be binding both books using the centuries-old japanese stab binding technique (it is not as violent as it sounds!). you will learn how to cover book boards, in addition to learning this easy, yet elegant binding technique. 10am-12pm, $25 per person + $5 materials fee

hardbound journal

in the second workshop, i’ll be teach you how to make a hard-bound journal. you’ll create an over-size book by hand, perfect for writing or visual journaling! you’ll learn how to construct the book block, how to apply paper and book cloth to the cover boards, and how to fit it all together. you will have a variety of bookcloth colors and cover papers to chose from. 2-5pm, $25 per person + $10 materials fee

to enroll, please call (516) 676-4324 or email theredbowstudio at gmail dot com and you will receive you more information about the workshops. each workshop is limited to 10 participants. if you have any questions, leave me a comment. i’d love to see you there!

bonus: patricia interviewed me earlier this week, and if you’re dying to know more about moi, she’s posted the interview here on her blog.

happy weekend!

12 responses to “bookbinding workshops in october on the east coast”

  1. Anna says:

    How cool is that!!!!

  2. Fiona says:

    If only I didn’t live 3,500 miles away!

  3. regina says:

    Damn!!! I will be in NJ for my tri. I definitely would have done this, it is only a train ride away!

  4. kathryn says:

    That is soooo cool!!!!

  5. cindy says:

    your classes sound wonderful and i loved the interview. you can do it all! i’ll check with scott as he would be my chauffeur, but we did take a class like this together once and he liked it. enjoy your weekend!

  6. Lisa says:

    Jen- you are an enthusiastic, inspiring and patient teacher and this will be great for you and the participants. Have fun!

  7. kristin says:

    the workshop should be a smashing success!!

    (and hey, i would have never guessed chocolate chip with little candies in it)

  8. jen v says:

    anna took the words right out of my mouth. that is great jen. congrats and how fun!!!

  9. janie says:

    Wish I could be there :(
    Loved the interview.
    you should try sweet and salty together though, a bag of cheese ‘n onion crisps and chocolate buttons together delicious.

  10. Shelley says:

    Those are wonderful prices for the workshops. I have gotten involved with bookbinding & restoration at a historical library near me.

    I pay £55 a year for materials and £8 per 3-hour session if I work on making/restoring my own books as opposed to restoring the library’s. It’s great fun!

  11. molly says:

    ah ha. this is why you will be in long island!

  12. Chandler says:

    Congratulations! Your class is going to be fantastic. Off to read your interview!

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