BOOKBINDING: THE ARTIST’S BOOK


  • Maiwa Loft #6-1666 Johnston St. Vancouver, BC, V6H 3S2 Canada

With Gaye Hansen

$295 [Includes $70 lab fee] class limit 12. Nov 9-11 (Thu-Sat) 10am-4pm.

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.

Both of Gaye’s bookbinding courses include fundamental binding techniques such as Japanese stab binding, corner treatments, the pamphlet stitch, the use of book cloth, and 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, sewn signatures, interleaf pages, hinges, linen tapes, and headbands. The books become personalized through add-in techniques such as sewn-in envelopes, specialty papers, blockprinting, insertions, and pockets. A wide variety of handmade and commercial papers will be used for the final project.

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Gaye Hansen is the maker of books of exceptional beauty that contain intriguing wonders. She has an extensive background in bookbinding and the textile arts and has taught our popular bookbinding courses for the last eight years. She is also 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 Guild of America. She has also been active with the 

Vancouver Weavers and Spinners Guild and is author of five best-selling Canadian cookbooks.