This one day workshop will introduce basic concepts in hand bookbinding structure and design.
The codex book has evolved through time to meet different needs for readers, writers, artists, accountants and everyone in between. Participants will learn how different choices in materials and technique can influence how people read and use books. Students will bind a blank book sewn by hand and covered in paper and/or cloth.
No previous experience necessary! All tools and materials provided.
Kristen St.John is a bookbinder and book conservator working for the UCLA Library. She enjoys exploring different book structures found in historic and contemporary bindings from all over the world.