Making Bone Tools and Objects by Hand with Jim Croft

  • Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • BARN Book Arts Studio BO071418JC
  • 3


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

If you prefer to register and pay off-line, please call (206) 842-4475 x216 or come into BARN.

To change or cancel your registration, please call the number above or email [email protected] at least four (4) days prior to the class/event start date in order to receive a refund.
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Join us in a rare opportunity to experience the crafting of bookbinding tools with Jim Croft. master bookbinder specializing in Medieval style binding. 

Create useful bookbinding and paper folding tools out of wild-harvested elk and deer bone, bamboo, and various hardwoods. Jim will demonstrate whittling, filing, and carving on bone and wood. You will learn how to create your own awl, as well as beads, buttons, or jewelry. Instruction on tool sharpening will also be covered for those who are interested.

There will be a $25 Materials Fee added when you register.

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch. BARN has a kitchenette with refrigerator to store your lunch in.

Instructor Bio:

Jim Croft is a medieval bookbinder and paper-maker. He is internationally known for his skills, and travels annually to various locations in the USA to teach students how to craft bookbinding tools out of wild-harvested materials. Croft is a legend in the bookbinding and paper making world. 

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