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A great introduction to the techniques and tools for basic stitched handmade books. The pamphlet stitch, Japanese stab binding, accordion book, and long stich binding will be presented. Short video demos will be followed with discussion and technical advice. Homework assignments will be emailed and we will share content we put in our books about our current experiences. The classes will be recorded for students’ reference.

 

Students can either pick up the following instructor-provided materials at instructor Pete Lucey’s home in Carrboro or have them mailed. Students should attain the remaining materials at Fitch Lumber, CVS, or another similar vendor.

 

MATERIALS (PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR)

Handmade, specialty, and drawing paper $15.00

Bone Folder (tool to make crisp creases) $ 7.50

Awl (tool to poke holes in papers) $ 4.50

Two Bookbinder Needles) $ 1.00

Waxed Linen Thread $ 1.50

Bookbinders Board (compressed cardboard for book cover) $ 2.00

2 oz PVA (archival bookbinders glue) $ 2.50

TOTAL $ 33.00

 

MATERIALS (PROVIDED BY STUDENT) from Fitch lumber or CVS

Scissors and small X-acto blade

Meatal ruler or t-square

Plastic cutting board

Drawing tools – pencils, colored pencils, ink pen, watercolors

Small paintbrushes or foam brushes

Corks to store needles and x-acto

Waste Paper – paper bags, newsprint paper, copy paper

Medium sandpaper

 

SOURCES

John Neil Bookseller – johnneilbooks.com

Earthguild – Earthguild.com

 

Lucey – Wednesdays, Aug 12th – Sept 2nd, 7pm-8:30pm (TACOL 2020)