LIBROS Past Programs Archive 2019–2020

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Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9am–12noon

Top Hinge Book with Calligraphy by Ginger Rice

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.

September 7, 2019

Dos por Dos Modified Piano Hinge Book
by Barbara Byers

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!

Supply List

  • Bone Folder
  • Cork back Ruler
  • Piercing tool (also called a needle tool)
  • Scissors
  • Blade or Xacto Cutter
  • Pencil
  • Cutting Mat
  • Double face tape or PVA glue and glue brush
  • Bring paper that you like for your folio's (inside paper) cut to 5.5" x 8.5"
  • You can also fold 8.5" x 11" pieces of paper in half and cut along the fold
  • Cover stock will be supplied and cut to size

August 3, 2019

38 Books – A Presentation by Pamela Armas

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.




Meeting Location

Please note that LIBROS now meets at the Manzano Mesa Center on the 1st Saturday from 9am to 12 noon (unless noted).

The Center is located at:
501 Elizabeth SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
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