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Introduction to Bookbinding

Saturday, August 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$90 (includes materials)

* This class has reached its full capacity. Please contact Rachel Seto-Templeton at 719-389-6235 to put your name on our wait-list. 

Learn the basics of bookbinding by making a sewn, multi-section, hard-cover, blank book. Students will learn about paper properties, book covering materials, tools and equipment that bookbinders use, as well as how to bind a book.  In this class students will learn to make a book using minimal equipment so students will be able to make books on their own. There will be an opportunity for students to see and handle a variety of different types of bindings and decorated papers (marbled, pastepapers, and ink dyed), and a discussion on ways to make bindings unique by using decorative papers (bought or made by you), and decorating techniques for the covers.

The number of participants for this class is limited to 10.

Pamela LeutzPamela Leutz has been binding books since 1979. She took classes from a local arts and crafts guild in Dallas, TX, got hooked, and continued her studies with master bookbinders in the U.S.A and in Switzerland and the Czech Republic.  For the last 30 years, she has taught extensively, both as a regular instructor at an arts and crafts school, and in workshops at museums, festivals, and university community classes in Dallas.

Pamela’s design bindings have been exhibited nationally. In addition, she is the author of the book, The Thread That Binds: Interviews with Private Practice Bookbinders, Oak Knoll Press, 2010.