Students will continue an overview of various traditional bookbinding techniques which will help them in choosing future topics to focus on. Students will complete 2 books using more advanced skills: a quarter leather hollow tube laced binding and a quarter leather tightback book sewn on raised cords. Leather paring and hand-sewn endbands will be featured.
Students will review the basic materials (paper, cloth, board, and adhesives), techniques (folding, sewing, gluing), and history of bookbinding. They will learn about working with leather for bookbinding: paring with paring knives and the shar-fix. They will be introduced to decorative techniques in leather.
Tuition for classes includes fees for most materials used in class. Students are expected to supply their own hand tools (like scalpels and bone folders) and special materials. A tool list will be sent to students upon registration.
This class is taught over a series of 10 weeks on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30pm.
Advancing the Art of the Book.
Taught at the Center for Book Arts by Shanna Yarbough. Shanna is a book artist and designer. She earned an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama and has studied with master printers George Kane, Peter Kruty and Steve Miller, and bookbinder Wesley Baker. She currently lives and works in Bro... view full bio