bookbinding workshops in december on the east coast

i’m heading back to manhattan and long island in december, and i’ll be teaching 2 bookbinding workshops at red bow studio on saturday, december 11. if you’re in the area, join us!

make this photo album!
make this photo album!
workshop 1 : accordion fold photo albums create 2 photo albums! in this workshop, you learn how to cover bookboards with book cloth, and how ribbon placement can change the page count and binding of an accordion fold album. you will have a variety of bookcloth colors and and ribbons to chose from. we’ll make a large photo album that can hold 8 4×6 photos (black paper used within), and a mini photo album that can hold 8 photo-booth sized photos. cost: $40 per person, time: 2 hours (10am-noon)

make these journals!
make these journals!
workshop 2 : stab-bound journals we’re going to create an over-size journal (9-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches) that can be used as a sketch book, and we’ll also make a smaller journal (6 x 4 inches). we’ll be binding both books using the centuries-old japanese stab binding technique (it’s not as violent as it sounds!). multiple punching guides and thread will be provided for both journals, allowing you to create books that are completely you. the over-size journal covers will be cardstock, which will be available in a variety of colors, and the interior pages will be white (30 pages total). the smaller journal covers will be made with handmade paper, made in minnesota by cave paper, and the interior pages are off-white (25 pages). additional journal kits will be available for purchase after the workshop. cost: $40 per person, time: 3 hours (2-5pm)

space is limited to 10 participants per workshop. to register, contact patricia at red bow studio: call (516) 676-4324 or email theredbowstudio at gmail dot com.

ps. taking the long island railroad from manhattan to sea cliff is super-easy! take the lirr from 34th & penn via the oyster bay line. i did it myself in october and i was in sea cliff within 40 minutes.

7 responses to “bookbinding workshops in december on the east coast”

  1. Anna says:

    It’s been too long since I’ve made a book!

  2. Lori says:

    Really?? You are coming over to my end of the world!!! I so wish I was closer to NYC because I would so be there. Wouldn’t miss a change to make a book with you. Wishing you the best with it!

  3. aimee says:

    those students are so lucky! i know because you’ve been my teacher!

  4. Lisa says:

    I agree with Aimee! I’m so jealous. I would love to see NYC near the holiday season.

  5. Chandler says:

    I wish I had you here when I was trying to re-teach myself a stab binding for a certain artist book that shall remain nameless. Ugh. Lots of missteps before I remembered correctly. Now I want to take your class!

  6. jackie says:

    jen the super teacher! now that’s how i wish we had traveled from long island to manhattan this past summer!

  7. Patricia says:

    Can’t wait. Classes are filling up to. P

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