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Upcoming Book Binding Workshops at the Book Arts Collaborative

Contributed by: Amy Trendler
Published: Friday, 02 February 2018 12:30 PM
Learn how to bind your own garden journal, sew a text block, or make a case book at one of these upcoming workshops at the Book Arts Collaborative. No book binding experience is required of participants in any of the workshops below.

Garden Journal Binding workshop
Sunday, February 11, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Cost: $50
It’s that time of year when a gardener’s dreams turn to spring. Come, make a tacket-bound garden journal with a French goatskin spine. It will have room for your plans, your dreams, and your packets of seeds. Not interested in making a garden journal? You’re welcome to come to this workshop and make yours a travel journal, a diary, a photo album, etc.

Introduction to Book Binding 1
Wednesday, February 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $25
Learn to sew a text block in the French link style. Participants will make a text block that they can enjoy as blank pages without covers, or they can enroll in Introduction to Book Binding 2 and craft a cover for their pages.

Introduction to Book Binding 2
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $25
This course is the companion to Introduction to Book Binding 1, but if you didn’t take that session, you can still come. We’ll provide you with a sewn-up text block for $10, and you can catch right up with the rest. Participants will create “hard” book covers for a 6 x 9” text block, and walk away with a finished case book at the end of the evening.

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The Book Arts Collaborative is located in downtown Muncie in the MadJax building at 515 E. Main Street. We currently house eight 19th and 20th Century presses, 72 sets of type, and several cases of vintage advertising images; these are supplemented by the phenomenal collections of our community partners, Tribune Showprint Posters, Inc. We also offer one-on-one printing and book binding instruction starting at $100. Email Dr. Rai Peterson ( for more information.