Bookbinding 101: Create a Pamphlet Stitched Artist's Book or Zine

Elizabeth Castaldo, Artist and Bookbinder

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6 Videos (29m)
    • Welcome to Bookbinding 101

    • Tools

    • Between the Covers

    • Getting Starting

    • Bringing It Together

    • Wrap Up


About This Class

In this class learn how to create an editioned zine or artist's book from start to finish. We will work step by step from designing a book with content, reproducing the pages, and assembling the books using a pamphlet stitch, a basic form of a sewn binding. The final result will be multiples of your own book that are ready to go for your next craft fair or zine fest. No prior book binding experience is required in order to master these techniques, only your own two hands and some basic materials and tools.

This class is perfect for artists, writers, designers, or anyone who is interested in leaning basic book making techniques.  

16 of 16 students recommendSee All

cool class for those who never did bookbinding by hand
Excellent for first-time binders.
i was looking for something like this. Thank you, it's been helpful! this is amazing!
Josee Laplante

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Elizabeth Castaldo

Artist and Bookbinder

I am an artist, printmaker, and bookbinder living and working in Peekskill, New York. I work in mixed media combining collage, drawing, and printmaking to create works on paper and artists books. My work explores the conflict between humans and nature, and what it means to be a woman in contemporary society. Themes such as generation, growth, sexuality, entropy and decay are present throughout my work. I currently teach printmaking at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY.

I received my MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta GA in 2013 where I was a Dean’s Fellow in Printmaking. I received my BFA in Drawing and Painting in 2007 from the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. My artist's books are shown and sold through Vamp & Tramp Booksellers. In my spare time I create custom handbound sketchbooks under the moniker Bound Sweet & Simply Sewn. My work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as in Montreal, QC and at the SCAD Lacoste campus in France. In August of 2013, my first solo exhibition, "Sensual Metamorphosis", was presented at the Dewberry Gallery in Atlanta GA. I have received much recognition for my work including first place for my book, "Specimen", in the 6th Annual Artists Book Competition at the ACA Library of SCAD, and best in show for my print "Miss Winter (Juniper)" in the “Sidewalk Art Project” exhibition at the Atlanta Preservation Center. In addition to being in many private collections, my work has been collected by several institutions including the Savannah College of Art and Design, Carnegie Melon University and Yale University.