In this introductory bookmaking course, students will learn five binding techniques. Book binding terms, materials and resources will be discussed as well as book arts communities and events. This course is perfect for anyone with a desire to make things. Hand made books are great for gifts, self published art or literature, journaling, sketchbooking, scrap booking, and much more! The art of hand made books is a meditative, fun and rewarding process that I believe everyone could benefit from being exposed to.
This video is an example of proper cutting technique. Refer to this video when cutting book board or paper.
This is a more detailed explanation of how to lock the book binding thread onto a needle and tie a slip knot. Refer to this video for the Pamphlet, Long Stitch, and Coptic binding sections.
In edition to developing her work independently, Rachel has studied art at institutions such as School of Visual Arts, Society of Illustrators and the New York Art Students League. Her work experiences with letterpress printing and book arts studios like Purgatory Pie Press and the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan as well as Classic Letterpress in Ojai, California have helped her further develop her skills and techniques in this field. As an artist, she focuses primarily on book arts, printmaking, and drawing. She finds the process of bookmaking very rewarding for its concrete and tactile qualities and is eager to share this joy with anyone who is interested in learning.