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Workshops & Demonstrations

  • X Book & X Book With Pockets Structure Online Demonstration (FREE)
    X Book & X Book With Pockets Structure Online Demonstration (FREE)
    Sat, Sep 14
    LIVE Virtual Demonstration
    Sep 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    LIVE Virtual Demonstration
    Sep 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    LIVE Virtual Demonstration
    An entry-level BOOKFORGE [ATELIER!] bookbinding session. X Book: The most basic and easy-to-learn fundamental book structure, an origami-inspired technique, [LIVE! ] tutorial demonstration by Bookbinder, Edward Patrick Kranz of BOOKFORGE!
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  • The Undervalued Pamphlet Stitch Demonstration (FREE)
    The Undervalued Pamphlet Stitch Demonstration (FREE)
    Sat, Sep 21
    Virtual Event
    Sep 21, 2024, 5:30 PM EDT
    Virtual Event
    Sep 21, 2024, 5:30 PM EDT
    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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  • [ATELIER!] Egyptian Papyrus Scroll Online Demonstration
    [ATELIER!] Egyptian Papyrus Scroll Online Demonstration
    Sat, Sep 28
    Virtual Event
    Sep 28, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Virtual Event
    Sep 28, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    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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  • [ATELIER!] Drumleaf Binding (Photo Book)
    [ATELIER!] Drumleaf Binding (Photo Book)
    Sat, Oct 05
    Live Virtual Event
    Oct 05, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Live Virtual Event
    Oct 05, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Live Virtual Event
    The Drum Leaf Binding is an adhesive-only binding structure, with no sewing. The book is assembled of one-sided folio spreads or single leaves formed into folios. This allows the book to open flat. Images can span the entire two-page spread.
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  • [ATELIER!] Modern Coptic (Link Stitch) Binding Online Demonstration
    [ATELIER!] Modern Coptic (Link Stitch) Binding Online Demonstration
    Sat, Oct 12
    Virtual Event
    Oct 12, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Virtual Event
    Oct 12, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    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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  • [ATELIER!] Secret Belgian Binding (Crisscross Binding) Online Demonstration
    [ATELIER!] Secret Belgian Binding (Crisscross Binding) Online Demonstration
    Sat, Oct 26
    Virtual Event
    Oct 26, 2024, 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
    Virtual Event
    Oct 26, 2024, 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
    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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  • [ATELIER!] Introduction To Bookbinding Workshop
    [ATELIER!] Introduction To Bookbinding Workshop
    Sat, Nov 09
    Virtual Event
    Nov 09, 2024, 9:00 AM EST – Nov 10, 2024, 5:00 PM EST
    Virtual Event
    Nov 09, 2024, 9:00 AM EST – Nov 10, 2024, 5:00 PM EST
    Virtual Event
    Students will learn the fundamental language, tools, and core techniques involved in creating book structures.
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  • Medieval Limp Binding (Long & Link Stitch Structure)
    Medieval Limp Binding (Long & Link Stitch Structure)
    Sat, Nov 30
    Virtual Event
    Nov 30, 2024, 9:00 AM EST – Dec 01, 2024, 5:00 PM EST
    Virtual Event
    Nov 30, 2024, 9:00 AM EST – Dec 01, 2024, 5:00 PM EST
    Virtual Event
    Bookbinder Edward Patrick Kranz will demonstrate how to bind a modern sympathetic medieval style limp binding, utilizing long and link stitch structures.
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  • Decorative Paste Paper Demonstration
    Decorative Paste Paper Demonstration
    Sat, Dec 14
    Virtual Event
    Dec 14, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
    Virtual Event
    Dec 14, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
    Virtual Event
    Bookbinder Edward Patrick Kranz demonstrates the process of making decorative paste paper to use in bookbinding and other creative projects! Widely popular in bookbinding from the late 16th century through to the 18th century, predominately used as book covers and as endsheets.
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More Fall & Winter 2024 Demonstrations Coming Soon!
Early 2025 Demonstrations Pending!

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BOOKBINDING WORKSHOPS 2023

Planned Workshops For 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 demonstrations Jan - Mar 2024:

Paste Paper

X Book Variations

Accordion Book & Variations

Snake Book & Variations

The Piano Hinge

The Flag Book

Jacobs Ladder

Flexagon Variations

The Fishbone & Tree Fold Structure

Planned bookbinding workshops and demonstrations for Fall/Winter 2024

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

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