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VIRTUAL Vintage Hardback Book Binding

Thursday, October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Registration ended: Thursday, October 29

Instructor: Katie Calfee

$30 – $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, 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 classes@perennialstl.org 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.


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.


Thursday, October 29 @ 11:00 pm
Friday, October 30 @ 2:00 am
$30 – $50
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Saint Louis,MO63111United States


Katie Calfee
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