Two-Day Bookbinding

by - Monday, April 27, 2009

2009 Maiwa Textile Symposium

Instructor Gaye Hansen

This workshop is a shorter version of our very popular three-day class. This two-day class introduces the participants to basic bookbinding terms and techniques. The class includes corner treatments, the use of book cloth, and treatment of end papers. Participants will also learn how to create and sew signatures in different ways.

A wide variety of materials will be incorporated into the book projects: decorative papers, mounting film, book cloth, fabrics, book boards, text pages, linen threads, etc.

An accordion book, a simple journal approximately 5 1/2” x 7 1/4”, and an open spine book approximately 5 3/4” x 7 1/4” will be the main focus of the course. Many examples and visual aids will be on hand to help participants appreciate the materials, techniques, and resources available for bookbinding and journaling.

Gaye Hansen

The maker of books of exceptional beauty that contain intriging wonders, Gaye Hansen has an extensive background in bookbinding and the textile arts. She has taught our popular bookbinding courses for the last five years. She is a master weaver who has taught weaving workshops for over 30 years. In 2002 she was chair of the Convergence Conference of the Hand Weavers Guilds of America. She has also been active with the Vancouver Weavers and Spinners Guild and is author of five Canadian best-selling cookbooks.

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