Where bookbinding and calligraphy collide beautifully.
Ginger will demonstrate how to make a simple top stitch book, after that she will guide you through inspirational Calligraphy techniques.
This hands-on workshop is a dos por dos construction with a modified piano hinge binding.
Mita Saldana, President of Libros, will kick-off September's meeting with a Basic Book Binding Tool Demonstration (about 15 minutes). If you are new to bookbinding or just not sure what tools you should invest in... this will be a not-to-miss demonstration.
In this month’s presentation member Barbara Byers will guide us in making a Dos por Dos Modified Piano Hinge Book. Our model will be a dos-a-dos book with two single sections.
Dos-a-dos, from the French for "back-to-back", is a binding structure in which two separate books (or sections in our case) are bound together such that the fore-edge of one is adjacent to the spine of the other, with a shared board or cover between them serving as the back cover of both. (Think zig-zag!)
This structure requires no stitching, instead, the binding is held together with a slotted technique in place of thread. Little or no adhesive is required, which will make a lot of you happy!
Pamela will bring 38 books to show to the group which includes a large range of bookmaking and design techniques to inspire and delight you! Pamela will also discuss the cloth book exchanges she has organized for over 15 years.
Note: Programs run from August – June. There is no regularly scheduled meeting in July.