Monday, August 1, 2016

Japanese Bookmaking Class with Patricia Lehnhardt, Saturday August 27, 2016

WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

WHERE: Tsegyalgar Yellow Schoolhouse, Library, 
18 Schoolhouse Road, Conway, MA 

COST: Recommended donation: $25-$50

Pre-register with Jacqueline at or 413-522-1125

In this workshop we will make three different books with Japanese stab binding, using handmade papers for the covers and waxed linen thread or ribbon for the binding. We will do three simple patterns and explore more complex patterns for the more adventurous.

Materials to make three 4” x 7” books:

Heavy paper for the covers—6 pieces 4 x 7-inches
Text paper—36 sheets of 8 ½ x 11” writing paper
4 yards waxed linen thread or ribbon (¼ inch or less}

We will have a variety of handmade papers or bring your favorite and waxed linen threads. Please bring the following equipment:

Straight edge (ruler—preferably metal) for torn edges
craft knife—for cut edges
Awl, Japanese hole punch, or hand drill
Book binding needle for thread or yarn needle for ribbon
2 binder clips (minimum 1 ¼”)

Patricia Lehnhardt Bio:

I have always been fascinated by how things were made and historically produced, especially in the fiber arts. Learning to spin, dye, and weave various fibers lead to making paper with plants that I grow and gather, and ultimately to making books. Now retired after more than forty years in retail (flower shops, restaurants, cooking school and our own tea, herb and antique shop), I have time to delve more deeply into the construction of the book and utilizing my hand dyed and stitched fabrics in the covers.I live with my husband James and cat Chester in Galena, Illinois, where I write, cook, garden, photograph food, and make books. 


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