Materials saved from the landfill:
paper, vintage books
Skills you’ll learn:
Bookbinding signature sewing, paper tearing, proper gluing methods.
A self-taught bookbinder, Calfee 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 a virtual class that will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will be emailed a link to participate prior to class. You will be able to pickup a kit of materials containing a hardback book (choose cover at pickup), paper, beeswax, a needle, and floss on Thursday, October 29 from 11a-5pm, or can email email@example.com to arrange another time. If needed, you may also rent bookbinding tools from us, including an awl, palette knife, x-acto knife and bone folder, but you must add the refundable tool deposit to your cart to rent these tools.