SP20 Crafting the Casebound Journal

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Saturday April 18

9:30 AM  –  4:30 PM

Crafting the Casebound Journal

Instructor: Anne Murray

Saturday, April 18, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$108 Member | $128 Non-member

Limit: 10 students


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Case binding is the name given to the most common method of sewn binding.  In this class, we will create a hardbound book with a decorative paper cover and a cloth spine.  We begin by sewing the text block using the French linked stitch.  Then learn to measure and create both decorative endpapers and covers.  Lastly, we will attach the text block to the cover.  Each participant will go home with one blank journal, guaranteed to last 100 years!

Anne Murray has been passionate about bookmaking ever since encountering The Penland Book of Handmade Books at the public library in 2006. Her skills in binding, paper making, marbling, creating book cloth, and woodworking have been acquired from the John Campbell Folk School (Brasstown, NC), the Penland School of Crafts (Penland, NC),and the Sawtooth School for Visual Art (Winston-Salem, NC), as well as from several well-known paper and book artists. After years of developing and expanding her skills, Murray is now a full-time artist specializing in bookbinding, papermaking, marbling, and book repair.  A teacher at heart, she finds pleasure in sharing her passion for paper and book arts.


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