Make a miniature hard cover book with no sewing. With a continuous page across the fold, it’s great for drawing or writing. The pages can be blank or made from items like existing prints, watercolors, or marbled paper. Called the Drum Leaf Binding, it is constructed of thick pages glued together at the edges. The structure opens perfectly flat, making it especially suitable for repurposing prints and drawings, or, when made larger, as a journal, photo album or guest book. Open to all levels, no experience required.
Term: 2021 Winter
Suggested Ages: 18+
3 sessions: $67.50; Capacity: 20
Materials supplied by students: -At least 5 small pieces of heavy weight but foldable paper that, when folded with the grain, are the desired final page size. Final page size no bigger than 4” tall and 4” wide; no smaller than 2” tall and 1.75” wide. Cut those 5 sheets exactly the same size, grain long. You may have as many pages as you would like. -2 pieces of solid color paper the exact same size as the above paper, heavy weight. Canson MiTientes will work. -A piece of mat board, (or binder's board), uncut, for the covers. Size determined by size of page. Should be more than twice the size of the page, grain long. -1 small piece of card stock, like a manilla folder weight, taller than the pages and several inches wide. -Decorative or solid color paper for the cover, medium weight. -Book cloth (I can mail you some) or wall paper or tyvek (a FedEx envelope) for the cover (for the second session). -Glue (all these work: Elmer’s Glue, Sobo Glue, Yes Paste, bookbinder’s mixture) Tools provided by students -a 12” ruler -Scissors -A brush for glue -Cutting tool with a new blade (all these work: utility knife, x-acto, scalpel) -Cutting mat or a piece of scrap cardboard to cut on -Bone folder (or popsicle stick or the handle of a spoon or equivalent) -Sharp pencil -An eraser -Many sheets of scrap paper to glue on (8.5 x 11” or larger) -Small right angle (optional)