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Make an Exposed-Stitch Hand-Bound Book

Make a one-of-a-kind book with the pages and cover bound together with a decorative stitch that is exposed at the spine. This technique allows the pages to lie flat when the book is open. The book is constructed with thread, mat board, decorative papers and acid-free paper. You will learn to measure, score and size paper, miter corners, make traditional bookbinding paste that is archival and non-toxic, and simple techniques to make bookbinding cloth. Books will be pressed in a bookbinding press during class. All tools and materials provided.


Instructor Bio

Jo Ann Kronquist has been practising bookbinding and mat cutting since graduating in photography from the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design in Vancouver. After constructing books as a practical means to store her photographs, she explored traditional and alternative bookbinding methods. She wrote the book The Essentials of Matting and Framing and enjoys working as a picture framer and running her business, Framequist.

Registration Requirements

Seating is Limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment. Unless otherwise stated, previous experience is not required to participate in seminars and attendees should be 16 years old or older. Seminar tickets are not available online.

Tools & Materials

All tools and materials will be supplied.

Food & Drink

Beverages are provided at our seminars and a light sandwich lunch is provided at all-day events. Please discuss any special dietary needs with the staff at time of registration. In an effort to reduce waste, we encourage you to bring in your own coffee mug and/or refillable water bottle.

What to Wear

We require that you wear closed shoes (e.g. running shoes) to all seminars.

Pricing, Cancellation & Rescheduling

  • Prices are subject to HST.
  • 48 hours notice required for cancellation refunds.
  • We reserve the right to reschedule seminars.

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