The Basics: Book-Binding Stitches

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • BARN Book Arts Studio, Class Code PB112119SC
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  • $73 class price + $5 materials fee
  • $56 class price + $5 materials fee

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An ideal class for the beginning student who wants to learn a variety of basic skills while stitching up a trio of amazing small books. You’ll learn tips on selecting the right paper, and  how to determine its grain; do’s and don’ts of adhesives/glues; preparing signatures, and three (3) styles of sewing for three totally different books – the 5-hole pamphlet stitch, the chain-stitch on a ‘case’ covered signature; and the elegant-but-simple 2-signature running stitch. You’ll take all of your books home with directions (paper or emailed) for making additional books on your own. 


  • This class is suitable for beginners, but is open to all skill levels.
  • A materials fee of $5 is included in the price of class.
  • Tools will be provided during class.
  • Bring a notebook for taking notes.

Susan M. Callan has been a devotee of Book Arts for over 25 years. 
In the mid 2000’s, she was invited to join a 12-artist team, each teaching their own discipline under the auspices of The Creativity Center. In that Center’s 5-year run here on Bainbridge, she discovered the genuine joy of sharing her Book Arts knowledge and skills with enthusiastic students. She’s been teaching (and, of course, still learning) all aspects of Book Arts and creativity ever since. Since 2017, she has taught BOOK ARTS; THE CREATIVITY FACTOR at the national Focus On Book Arts conference in Forest Grove, Oregon, in addition to several other venues closer to home..

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