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Workshops & Demonstrations

  • The Undervalued Pamphlet Stitch Demonstration (FREE EVENT)
    The Undervalued Pamphlet Stitch Demonstration (FREE EVENT)
    Sat, Jan 06
    Virtual Event
    Jan 06, 2024, 10:00 AM EST
    Virtual Event
    Jan 06, 2024, 10:00 AM EST
    Virtual Event
    Bookbinder and book restorer, Edward Patrick Kranz, will be discussing the history and technique of the Undervalued Pamphlet Stitch.
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  • Stab-binding Online Demonstration
    Stab-binding Online Demonstration
    Sun, Jan 07
    Virtual Event
    Jan 07, 2024, 10:00 AM EST
    Virtual Event
    Jan 07, 2024, 10:00 AM EST
    Virtual Event
    Developed in the Far East and later embraced by the West, stab-binding is a low-cost and simple binding technique. This online demonstration explores the four basic variations of stab-binding using simple tools and wonderful materials.
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  • Egyptian Papyrus Scroll (Egyptian, Greek, & Roman) Online Demonstration
    Egyptian Papyrus Scroll (Egyptian, Greek, & Roman) Online Demonstration
    Sat, Jan 13
    Virtual Event
    Jan 13, 2024, 10:00 AM EST
    Virtual Event
    Jan 13, 2024, 10:00 AM EST
    Virtual Event
    In this papyrus scrolls demonstration, we will be exploring the history, materials, and techniques of making modern sympathetic Egyptian papyrus scrolls.
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  • Modern Coptic (Link Stitch) Binding Online Demonstration
    Modern Coptic (Link Stitch) Binding Online Demonstration
    Sun, Jan 14
    Virtual Event
    Jan 14, 2024, 10:00 AM EST
    Virtual Event
    Jan 14, 2024, 10:00 AM EST
    Virtual Event
    Developed by early Christians in Egypt, the Copts, Coptic binding was used from roughly the 2nd century AD to the 11th century. This demonstration explores the evolution of single quire codices to the modern simple Coptic binding (exposed spine binding) using simple tools and beautiful materials.
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  • Introduction To Bookbinding Workshop
    Introduction To Bookbinding Workshop
    Sat, Jan 20
    Erie
    Jan 20, 2024, 8:00 AM EST – Jan 21, 2024, 5:00 PM EST
    Erie, 1505 State St, Erie, PA 16501, USA
    Jan 20, 2024, 8:00 AM EST – Jan 21, 2024, 5:00 PM EST
    Erie, 1505 State St, Erie, PA 16501, USA
    Students will learn the fundamental language, tools, and core techniques involved in creating book structures.
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  • Secret Belgian Binding (Crisscross Binding) Online Demonstration
    Secret Belgian Binding (Crisscross Binding) Online Demonstration
    Sat, Jan 27
    Virtual Event
    Jan 27, 2024, 10:00 AM EST
    Virtual Event
    Jan 27, 2024, 10:00 AM EST
    Virtual Event
    The Secret Belgian Binding, also known as the Crisscross Binding...A LIVE demonstration of the binding structure and its history.
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2023 Event dates have changed. Please check the NEW 2024 dates for your event!

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BOOKBINDING WORKSHOPS 2023

Planned Workshops For Fall/Winter 2023

BOOKFORGE is just getting started with 2023 and we have some very exciting bookbinding workshops planned for you! All our workshops are offered in a blended environment for in-person and/or online participation. As we confirm dates, they will appear above as Events you can RSVP. Bookbinding Kits will be specially tailored to each workshop and shipped to you (unless you are an in-person attendee).

Planned bookbinding workshops for 2023 include:

Fundamentals of Bookbinding

Traditional Japanese Stab-binding

Medieval Limp Binding (Long and Link Stitch Structure)

Modern & Historic Coptic Binding

Making Decorative Paste Paper

Egyptian Papyrus Scrolls

Secret Belgian Binding

Drum-leaf Binding (Photo Book/Portfolio)

Medieval & Medieval Girdle Binding

Vellum Binding

Photo Album Structures

Spring Back Binding

…and more

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