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Intro to Bookbinding Workshop

April 26 @ 14:00 - 17:00

The Textile and Materiality Research cluster is excited to announce an upcoming event where participants will learn the art of bookbinding. In this engaging workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to explore fundamental bookbinding techniques applicable to both paper and textile materials.

The session will commence with an overview of various techniques through samples and references, followed by hands-on creation of personalized books. Depending on group size and interest, participants will be introduced to 3-4 binding methods including saddle stitch, pamphlet stitch, Japanese stab binding, interlocking, x-stitch, and variations of one-page zines.

While materials and tools will be provided, attendees are encouraged to bring their own supplies from the suggested list below. It’s worth noting that materials offered are primarily repurposed, sourced from CUCCR. At the end of the workshop, each participant will take home their crafted samples.

No prior experience is necessary to participate!

Material and tools (if you would like to bring your own):

– Pencil, ruler, scissors, xacto knife

– Needle and thread (regular sewing needles are suitable)

– Paper or other sheet material (preferably two different stocks/types)

– Bonefolder

– Bookbinding awl (for punching holes)

– Scrap piece of corrugated cardboard for hole punching (height approx. 6 inches, width 2 inches or more)

– Cutting mat

– Bulldog clips/binder clips (optional)


📅: April 26, 2024 | 2-5 p.m

📍: Cluster Commons E.V 10.730

✉️: To secure your spot, kindly register by emailing textiles.materiality@concordia.ca.


April 26
14:00 - 17:00
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