5:45 – 7:45 pm
We will explore various bookbinding structures that do not involve the use of glue, paste, or other adhesives. Modern non-adhesive bindings as well as historical examples from the Newberry’s collections will be examined. Participants will create a number of soft-cover bookbinding models that are dependent upon various sewing techniques as the primary structural elements.
Lesa Dowd is the Director of Conservation Services at the Newberry. Outside of her daily work in conservation, she practices the art of fine bookbinding. She has studied French fine binding technique with Tini Miura and Monique Lallier.
$10 course materials fee plus the following materials -
Ruler (in 1/16” increments)
X-acto or OLFA knife and extra blades
Awl (needle punching tool)
Notebook (for taking notes)
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Four sessions, $160.
Online registration is closed. Please call (312) 255-3700 to register.