Bookbinding has always been taught by doing and the tradition of master, journeyman and apprentice endures in the spirit of workshop learning.
Students should learn to work with the tools, watch the methods and lay their hands on the materials.
I offer single-day workshops exploring the foundational forms, stitches, sewings, and materials of bookbinding.
Popular since the 1500s, the Long Stitch is a foundation of western style bookbinding
Stab bindings are used worldwide, but the Japanese developed some of the most striking sewing patterns.
This is a rare book conservation binding, but the decorative possibilities made it hugely popular.