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Intro to Bookbinding Class

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Regular price $55.00

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Design, fold, and sew your own blank book from cover to cover by learning one of the oldest book binding techniques: coptic binding.

This elegant hardcover binding features an exposed spine and visible stitching that will lay completely flat when open, making it ideal for journals, photo albums, sketchbooks, and art projects.

You’ll have the opportunity to customize your new 5.25"x7.25" book with a choice of cover papers and it will be filled with sheets of high quality 98 lb mixed media paper. All supplies and equipment will be provided!

 

Note: If a date is sold out, join the waitlist to be contacted when a spot opens up.

 

 

(optional) Would you like a kit to continue the fun at home after class?

Select the "Class Registration & Tool Kit Bundle" option (+$25) and you'll take home from class a kit with just about everything you need to continue the bookbinding fun. The kit includes a wood handled metal awl, bone folder tool, curved stitching needle, spool of waxed thread, and two pre-cut 5-1/4" x 7-1/4" pieces of binder's board.  Also provided are the resources to help you to find the papers you'll like to use for creating more handmade books at home!

 

teaching artist:

haylee croydon teaching artist

Haylee Croydon is a Librarian, bibliophile, crafter, gamer, and a dog and baby mom who loves to create. She feels that bringing something to life from just it's parts is a powerful experience and to teach others how to do it is even more rewarding. She’s been book making for over six years and has been teaching it for two. Aside from book making, she’s kind of a "Jill-of-All-Trades" crafter, making anything that seems cool or challenging. She’s excited to see what you’ll make together!

Important Info

Unless otherwise noted, workshops are for those 16 years of age or over. 

Cancellation Policy-

A 72 hour notice via email prior to class is required to issue a refund of the class fee.

A 48 hour notice via email prior to class is required to reschedule or issue class credit. 

If the class size minimum is not met 48 hours before class, Assembly may cancel class and all registered students will be notified via email.

Learn more about our policies

Location

Assembly PDX: 2520 SE 26th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97202

Come get creative at Assembly’s studio storefront in Southeast Portland located in the vibrant Clinton-Division neighborhood.

We're aligning with federal, state, and local guidelines to mitigate as many risks as we can in creating a healthy and safe (and fun!) environment to work and make. This includes updated cleaning protocols, new methods of providing technique demonstrations, and little to no shared supplies between students. 

Please note:

  • Classes are filled to less than 50% capacity (max of 9 people) to allow for physical distancing (6+ ft) between the seats at our 3 large tables.
  • Seats are pre-assigned and people registered together will be seated together as a party. If you've signed up separately from a friend and want to sit together, please email to let us know!
  • Face coverings are required

Sip & Make

The Assembly studio serves a variety of beverages for your crafting pleasure!

  • Local craft beer, wine, and hard cider
  • Coffee, hot tea, Mexican hot chocolate, spiced apple cider
  • Assorted cold non-alcoholic drinks, such as sparkling waters, kombucha, iced tea, and more!

We accept cash and all major credit cards. Bringing in outside alcohol is prohibited.

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