On June 18 and 19, Jeremy, Brynn, Jeff, John and Zach from the Seattle office attended a hands-on workshop at the Tieton bindery and book arts studio. Learning four different stitches for binding and several techniques for making hard cases using various types of book cloth, each student assembled four or five practice books during the session.
Here are some photos by John Hubbard showing their progress. From left to right, top to bottom:
- Using the pamphlet stitch to make a one-signature booklet.
- Making holes in paper for a stab-bound book using a bookbinder’s hammer and awl.
- Using an awl guide to punch sewing holes in a signature.
- Sewing a text block using the unsupported link and kettle stitches.
- Adding mull to the text block for reinforcement; this will become the spine of the book.
- Break time! Cookies from Santos Mexican bakery across the street from the bindery.
- Three students at different stages of assembling cases.
- Part of the casing-in process: using a roller to glue endpapers to the inside of the case.
- A selection of case-bound books made during the workshop, including solid cover, quarter-cloth cover, and a 3-piece contrasting spine book.
Visit our Etsy store for more info about the hand-bound books available from our Tieton bindery.