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  • Workshop

Bookbinding: Sewn Board Binding

Come and bind your own book at Common Press! In this 3-hour workshop, you will learn the Sewn Board Binding, designed by Gary Frost.   

This binding includes sewing and board attachment features of the earliest form of the codex; however, the final form has a modern hardcover look. The sewn board binding is characterized by how the covers are attached to a text block with unsupported sewing. The covers are composed of thin card folios sewn with the rest of the text as the book's outermost sections. The spine is wrapped in cloth, hiding the sewing in the final form. Use it as a notebook or sketchbook, a gift, or a model for additional handmade books.   

All supplies will be provided for free. No prior bookbinding experience necessary; all types welcome! RSVP is required for this workshop.

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April 10, 2024, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Seminar Room, Fisher Fine Arts Library (B Level)
Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff

Hosted by: Common Press

Image of handcraft tools on a table; including scissors, cutting board, threads, and a hand-made book binding