Create an accordion book with removeable pages. Fold and cut framed page attachments (1- or 2- sided) to display removable content such as prints, photographs, postcards, or text. This kind of page attachment can be applied to a variety of accordion structures, sewn into a codex, used for displaying paper cut outs and layering translucent papers, and can even be fashioned as a paper quilt. Many basic skills of book binding will be introduced including measuring, cutting, and gluing. No experience necessary.
Term: 2021 Winter
Suggested Ages: 18+
4 sessions: $90.00; Capacity: 20
For first and second sessions: - 8 postcards or photos (or something similar, doesn’t have to be as big as a postcard, but no bigger) all the same size and orientation (vertical or horizontal) - 10 pieces of Canson MiTiente* or Elephant Hide paper** cut to 1” larger on all sides than your cards; color coordinate with your cards or photos - Tyvek - an old FedEx envelope (you can just walk into a FedEx office and pick one up. A used one, even slightly wrinkled, is fine.) - Thread for sewing: linen bookbinding thread or embroidery thread or similar thickness - A needle that fits the thread - scissors -12” ruler, longer if you have one (or a long, straight piece of heavy cardboard) - 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 - Eraser - Permanent glue stick - Glue: (all these work) Elmer’s Glue, Sobo Glue, Yes Paste, PVA, bookbinder’s mixture - Scrap paper to glue on (8.5 x 11” or larger) - Scrap of mat board for jig (about 1” wide and 2” taller than your cards) - Sewing cradle if you have one *Canson MiTientes is available locally at hullsnewhaven.com (free home delivery and curbside pickup) and Artist & Craftsman Supply New Haven and dickblick.com **Elephant Hide paper is available at talasonline.com or paperjade.com is really sturdy, thin and folds well. Get a couple of sheets of whichever paper you choose so you have extra for other variations. For second and third sessions: - Your book block at whatever stage - Scissors, cutting tool, cutting mat, bone folder, sharp pencil, eraser - Binder’s board, mat board, or other sturdy cardboard ) size determined by size of pages - Glue (all these work: permanent glue stick, Elmer’s Glue, Sobo Glue, Yes Paste, PVA,bookbinder’s mixture) - Brush to apply the glue - Decorative paper for the cover; any additional decorative scraps for the title label - Scrap paper (8.5 x 11” or larger to glue on) - 2 or more strips of paper 11 x 1” to use as measuring strips - Ribbon (1/8”) or string for closure if you would like - Book cloth (size determined by size of pages and mat board) that I will mail to you if you don’t have any For fourth session: - This will be determined at the second session depending on how much we have completed and what you are working on.