Bookbinding with Paper, Thread, Tape 2022

Event Info

This two-day, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Saturday & Sunday, August 27-28, from 10:00am-4:00pm.

  • August 27th, 10am-4pm
  • August 28th, 10am-4pm

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

About the Workshop:

This in-person class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Sarah Smith

In Paper, Thread, Tape students will learn how simple binding structures can be mixed and matched to create complex layered forms. We will learn Hedi Kyles’s blizzard book and pocket accordion structures, that are created from just a few sheets of carefully folded paper, followed by a concertina and do-si-do books which use the accordion as their back bone with support from tape and thread. This class is a great way to start thinking about how simple book forms can be remixed by book artists. Expect a lot of fun paper folding, two sewing techniques, and a little tape.


Required Materials:

All staff, artists, students, and guests are required to show proof of vaccination upon entering CBA and must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times. If you have a medical or religious exemption, please email Required Materials:

  • Awl
  • Snap off blade knife
  • Bone Folder

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

About Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith (she/her) fell in love with the grids of Tschichold and the classic margins of medieval manuscripts, which led to her interest in lead type and paper. She interned at Center for Book Arts and was proud to learn from Aurora De ArmendiAna Cordeiro, Yukari Hayashida, and Celine Lombardi. She also worked at Pace Ink, Harlan & Weaver, and LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on August 19 at 11:59pm. If you cannot comfortably pay tuition but are interested in taking this class, please consider filling out our financial assistance application here. We will notify you of your scholarship status before the start date of the class. Participants are required to comply with CBA’s Covid-19 health and safety measures.

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