Bookbinding III: Bookbinding for Editions

Event Info

This five-week, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Thursdays, October 3 – November 7th (Skipping 10/31), 2024, from 6-9pm ET.

  • Thursday, October 3, 6:00-9:00pm
  • Thursday, October 10, 6:00–9:00pm
  • Thursday, October 17, 6:00–9:00pm
  • Thursday, October 24, 6:00–9:00pm
  • Thursday, November 7, 6:00–9:00pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on September 19, at 11:59pm ET.

About the Workshop:

This in-person class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Hadley Vogel.

Are you daunted by the prospect of creating an edition of artists’ books? Learn how to simplify your workflow and make an edition of five hardcover books with traditional motifs and streamlined processes in this workshop. Editioning a book will become an easy and fun task in this five-week workshop with instructor Hadley Vogel. 

Learn how to apply your knowledge of hardcover binding and book structures to create editions. You’ll learn how to employ classic motifs with some clever tricks that will ensure a uniform edition series. Beginning with sewing your text blocks, we will methodically approach each step along the way with a greater understanding of traditional materials. 

You will learn how to troubleshoot and correct slight differences between individual books in your project. We will be working with both leather and decorative papers, exploring the benefits and limitations of each material. This workshop is ideal for book artists with some experience, and those who want to edition a project in book form. 

Organization is one of the most important skills a bookbinder can learn. You’ll learn how to organize the steps of your workflow and project in a way that utilizes materials and time most effectively, setting you up for success. Students will hone their skills through the repetitive nature of creating a book several times over, and grow their confidence in tackling larger projects. We will also discuss the benefits of creating editions and its history.

Required Materials:

  • Bone Folder
  • Awl
  • Olfa Knife or snap off blade

All materials will be provided by Center for Book Arts at no additional cost.

About Hadley Vogel

Hadley Vogel (b. 1987) is a second generation bookbinder who apprenticed from an early age under her father Paul Vogel of the Vogel Bindery in East Hampton, NY. In addition to her apprenticeship on Long Island, Hadley worked under master binder Martín Farfán Patiño, of Farfán Encuadernadores, Mexico City, MX, where she honed her skills, focusing on restorations of historic volumes from Mexican museum and institutional collections. Since the opening of Hadley Hill Bindery, she has focused on the development of experimental forms, including plush bindings and the use of recycled fur, melding contemporary aesthetics with traditional construction processes.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! All workshops at Center for Book Arts are subject to our cancellation policy.

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