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Burdock & Bramble

Historic Longstitch Sampler Workshop

Boiling Springs, PA
The historic longstitch combines a codex interior with elegant stitching and a durable wooden spine cover. In our afternoon workshop, learn this decorative exposed-stitch binding, from preparing the cover and drilling the ... read more

Dos-i-Dos Accordion Sampler Workshop

Boiling Springs, PA
The Dos-i-Dos brings together elements from multiple book formats: hard cloth-covered cases, accordion folding, and pamphlet stitching. A perfect structure for holding a story with chapters or for journallers looking to wo... read more
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Past Events

Pressed Flower Books @ Butterbee Farm

Pressed Flower Books @ Butterbee Farm

Baltimore, MD
Make your own pressed flower book in this exciting new class, on-site at Baltimore's Butterbee Farm. Using carefully pressed flowers from the garden, each person will create a unique floral cover design. Then we will bind our hardcover books together using a stab binding stitch, and finish up by ...
Sunday, September 24 2017 12:30 PM 4:30 PM

Coptic Stitch Sampler Workshop

Coptic Stitch Sampler Workshop

Boiling Springs, PA
In this hands-on workshop we'll learn a favorite exposed-spine stitch. We'll start by covering boards with each person's choice from a selection of Burdock & Bramble printed bookcloth. Then we'll drill holes for stitching and bind using a variation of the coptic stitch to create decorative chains...
Sunday, September 10 2017 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

Materials

Materials

Boiling Springs, PA
In this hands-on workshop, we'll walk through the theory behind sizing and preparing materials for a hard-cover case binding.Then each person will prepare all the materials for a case binding. You choose the size (up to 5.5" x 8" x .5"), the materials will be on hand for you to work with, and you...
Saturday, September 9 2017 2:00 PM 5:00 PM

Case Binding Sampler Workshop

Case Binding Sampler Workshop

Boiling Springs, PA
Spend the morning learning the ins and outs of this bookbinding standard. As you assemble your case-bound blank book, you'll learn how to attach boards to bookcloth to create a hard cover, how to sew a reinforced book block, and how to put everything together to make a finished book that you take...
Saturday, September 9 2017 9:00 AM 1:00 PM

Sketchbook Binding

Sketchbook Binding

Boiling Springs, PA
Create your own 8”x10” case-bound sketchbook as we work through the binding process from start to finish. Use your printed bookcloth from Saturday's Block Printing class to wrap the hard cover or choose from a selection of book cloth colors. *NEW DATE* The date for this class has changed from th...
Sunday, August 20 2017 10:00 AM 2:00 PM

Block Printing on Book Cloth

Block Printing on Book Cloth

Boiling Springs, PA
Create block-printed bookcloth to use for your own bookbinding projects or in Sunday's Sketchbook Binding class. We'll use Sintra printing blocks and discuss options for carving, stenciling, layering, and printing. Each person will create a design on a sheet of Sintra and print 3 12"x20" sheets o...
Saturday, August 19 2017 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Paperback to Hardcover

Paperback to Hardcover

Boiling Springs, PA
Have a stack of paperback books that could use sturdier housings? In this workshop we will discuss options for protecting and reinforcing paperbacks, and each person will build and attach a cloth-covered hard case to enclose a softcover book. I will have paperbacks available for use in the worksh...
Sunday, July 16 2017 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

Exposed Spine Remodel

Exposed Spine Remodel

Boiling Springs, PA
In this workshop, each participant will take a book in need of repair and give it a complete renovation. After removing the old cover, you'll prepare the pages for stitching, create a new wrap-around soft cover, and then reassemble using a decorative longstitch. Bring a non-precious book to work ...
Saturday, July 15 2017 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Print & Bind @ Tiny Dog Press

Print & Bind @ Tiny Dog Press

Baltimore, MD
Spend the afternoon letterpress printing & bookbinding by hand in this special new workshop at the studio of Baltimore's Tiny Dog Press. Print & bind an edition of pocket-sized notebooks to keep or share. Work with Kari Miller of Tiny Dog Press to letterpress print your covers, and then join Heat...
Sunday, April 30 2017 1:00 PM 4:30 PM

Ribbon + Coptic Sampler Workshop

Ribbon + Coptic Sampler Workshop

Baltimore, MD
Using a combination of coptic stitch and sewing over flat tapes or ribbons, each person will make a hardcover book in this hands-on workshop. You will learn how to cover boards with cloth, how to stitch, and how to attach the covers using the tapes. Choose from a selection of Burdock & Bramble or...
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