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Album Bookbinding

Thursday, October 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor: Taylor Yocom

$36.00 – $45.00

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Skills you’ll learn:
bonefolder, awl, folding, tearing, sewing

Japanese stab binding, also known as Fukuro Toji (bound-pocket books), is an artist’s bookmaking technique that employs a simple, classic sewing process to make a soft cover album. Participants in this class will learn paper folding, tearing, and sewing techniques using traditional bookbinders tools such as a bone folder and awl. Participants are invited to use their own decorative paper (at least 6″x 12″) to personalize their covers, or use what Perennial provides! Participants will learn the fundamentals of cutting and preparing paper to create a ‘tortoiseshell’ bound book. We’ll cover ways to create books out of materials in your own home, too!


Class Policy

Cancellation Policy: Perennial reserves the right to cancel, combine, or reschedule classes to adjust for enrollment. If Perennial cancels a class, you may transfer to another class or receive a full refund.

Refund Policy: Notice of withdrawal from a workshop must be made at least 14 days prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given for withdrawals made after that time. No refunds or credits will be given for classes missed due to illness, personal conflict, or other reasons. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please email classes@perennialstl.org if you wish to withdraw from a workshop.

Child Participation Policy: Curious about your creative, resourceful kiddo participating in the Perennial mission through a class? Since our classes are geared towards adult beginners, we will assess child participation on a class by class basis. Please email classes@perennialstl.org or call us at 314-832-2288 before signing them up. Please note that we cannot accommodate children younger than 12 years old. For children under 16 years of age, both the child and their guardian will need to purchase a ticket and participate in the class together.


Thursday, October 19, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$36.00 – $45.00
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3762 S. Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63118 United States


Taylor Yocom