Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Create two sturdy, flexible (soft-cover) journals or sketchbooks, using simple, low-cost methods. After a short intro to bookbinding fundamentals, you'll bind one small blank book to learn the process, and another of your own unique design. 

The workshop will explore variations of Longstitch binding: a versatile structure that lies flat when open. (Longstitch books are traditionally bound in leather, but you may use an alternate cover material, such as vinyl.) In the first session, you'll use materials and templates provided by the instructor to begin a small (approximately 3x5") blank book. During the second class, you'll complete your first book, and we'll review concepts and skills as necessary so you can create a reusable template for a book of your own design. You'll spend the final session completing your second book, using materials purchased between sessions. Once you've mastered the basic structure, you can create longstitch books at home in a few hours, using tools and materials that are inexpensive and widely available. Supply list: pencil, 12" or longer ruler, small triangle or L-square, table knife or letter opener, sewing needles, x-acto knife (or similar). Optional, recommended supplies: bone folder, paper knife, self-healing cutting mat, awl.

Write down the CRNs (ex. 22398) of your selected classes to register.
CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
34705 SE Campus / TABOR / 133 03:00 PM-06:50 PM W 05-Aug-2015 thru 12-Aug-2015
Instructor: Emily A Garcia
Notes: Supply list: emily.garcia2@pcc.edu
Tuition: $55.00 Fees: $11.00