Sat, Jun 20 | SW Craft Connection

Beginning Bookbinding 101 - Single Section Case Bound

This is the first class in the Beginning Bookbinding Series One day - 9 am - 6 pm This is the Pre-requisite class for the Bookbinding 102-Flat Back $ 120 Workshop Fee
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Beginning Bookbinding 101 - Single Section Case Bound

Time & Location

Jun 20, 2020, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
SW Craft Connection, 3107 Eubank Blvd NE Unit #27, Albuquerque, NM 87111, USA

About the Event

Mita Saldana is the owner of Against the Grain and a professional bookbinder and antique repairs.

This class is the first part of the Beginner Bookbinding course.  

It can also be used as a refresher class for those who have already taken Beginning Bookbinding.

This is the new and improved first part of the condensed beginner's course in which we make fine bindings using traditional methods.

The Beginning Bookbinding is divided into two sections, Part 1 (101 - Single Section Case Bound) and Part 2 (102 - Flat Back Case Bound).

In this first workshop, we will cover the tools and techniques of hand bookbinding, and all the materials such as paper, boards, adhesives, and the cloth will be discussed.  

  • You will learn how to fold and tear pages from a parent sheet of paper, the old fashioned way with a paper-knife.  
  • We will then cover the measuring and cutting of the endsheets, hinge cloth, book board, book cloth and decorative cover paper, all of which are built up around your sewn text block.  
  • After assembling the cover you will learn how to case the text block and press the finished book.  If you are a faster-moving student you may have time to make two books.  

This class will help you build a stronger base in crafting your handmade books and you will have the basic knowledge to create other structures like those found in how-to books.  

I will provide all the materials and tools except PVA glue. 

This workshop is the pre-requisite for the Part 2 (102 - Flat Back Case Bound course) scheduled for July 11 & 12

If you have your own bookbinding tools bring them, including a cutting mat.  I will also have the student tool kit for use if you don't have your own tool kits yet, or you have forgotten or missing items. 

I provide all your materials except PVA glue.

A detailed list of supplies will be emailed out to students prior to class 

June 20, Saturday

9am - 6pm


  • Bookbinding 101-Single Section

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