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Vintage Hardback Bookbinding

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Katie Calfee

$40 – $50

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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.


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.

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, February 2, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$40 – $50
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3762 S. Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63118 United States


Katie Calfee