bookbinding basics

Recently I attended a bookbinding workshop at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.

It was an ambitious class, with a few too many projects for the 6 hours allotted, but I had a blast learning and surveying all the techniques.

We made a mini ‘origami’ book that can house strips of fortune cookie fortunes.

photo copyright Maike's Marvels

It makes an adorable necklace too.

photo copyright Maike's Marvels

photo copyright Maike's Marvels

This book is made of one sheet of letter-sized paper folded into the pink cover without any adhesives.

photo copyright Maike's Marvels

photo copyright Maike's Marvels

Next up was an accordion book.

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Basic book-sewing skills created a small journal.

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photo copyright Maike's Marvels

photo copyright Maike's Marvels

The challenging binding project became my homework.

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I look forward to completing this book when I have a weekend without other workshops to attend.

I’m also looking forward to filling these pages. photo copyright Maike's Marvels

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