Two Bookbinding Workshops

by - Tuesday, April 20, 2010

2010 Maiwa Textile Workshops

Gaye Hansen

$295 (Includes $70 Lab Fee) Three full days

September 27 - 29 (Mon - Wed) 10am - 4pm
Maiwa Loft – Net Loft Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada
Class Limit 12

Registration Opens June 21, 2010

One of our most popular classes – the demand for professional bookbinding instruction has been overwhelming. As more people have seen the exquisite books created in these classes, interest has grown considerably.

On the first day students will practice fundamental binding techniques including Japanese stab binding, corner treatments, the pamphlet stitch, the use of book cloth, and single signature procedures.

As the workshop progresses, students will be taken through the steps of making a 6” x 7” hardcover book using more advanced techniques: cloth covers, sewing signatures, interleaf pages, hinges, linen tapes, and headbands. The books become personalized through add-in techniques such as sewn-in envelopes, specialty papers, block printing, insertions, and pockets. A wide variety of handmade and commercial papers will be used for the final project.

Gaye Hansen

$175 (Includes $50 Lab Fee) Two full days

September 30, October 1 (Thu, Fri) 10am - 4pm
Maiwa Loft – Net Loft Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada
Class Limit 12

Registration Opens June 21, 2010

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.


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.

Student Supply List

All materials supplied.

Look for the full course calendar on the web in early May. A print version will be available in June. Registration opens June 21, 2010.

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