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Vintage Hardback Bookbinding

Wednesday, August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Katie Calfee

$40 – $50

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Vintage Hardback Bookbinding - Non-Member
$ 50.00
5 available
Vintage Hardback Bookbinding - Member
$ 40.00
5 available

Materials saved from the landfill:
paper, vintage books

Skills you’ll learn:
Bookbinding signature sewing, paper tearing, proper gluing methods

A self-taught bookbinder, Katie will teach her personal method of upcycling vintage books. This method conserves the detailed embossing and character of hardback books while giving participants a chance to fill them with new interiors using recycled papers. In this class, participants will learn how to carefully extract the original book innards from its cover and replace it with hand sewn signatures. Participants are welcome to use their own vintage books and/or supplement the insides with their own papers, prints, or use the materials provided.

This is an in-person class that will take place at Perennial. You will be assigned your own socially distanced work station, and will be encouraged to wear a mask while you are here. Our full policies can be found here.


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 e-mail classes@perennialstl.org if you wish to withdraw from a workshop.


Wednesday, August 31
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$40 – $50
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3762 S. Broadway
Saint Louis,MO63118United States


Katie Calfee