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

      1:12
    • Tools

      1:39
    • Between the Covers

      8:27
    • Getting Starting

      6:17
    • Bringing It Together

      11:12
    • Wrap Up

      0:33

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.  

32 of 32 students recommendSee All

This was not a class that was applicable to me, but I did appreciate the teacher's tip about making a mock-up which was both useful and new information. She includes clear instruction and resource links with her class. Her method is best suited for the casual pamphlet binder.
Joanne Roberts

Art / Words / Books

Great class, very helpful for making a simple hand stitched book. Nice clear and easy to follow instructions.
Nice intro. Well presented and explained. Appreciate the source references too. Looking forward to your bookbinding class. Thanks for sharing knowledge.

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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.

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