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Community Classes

Community Classes

Grayhaven Motel Bookbinding Series

Location: Grayhaven Motel, Ithaca, NY

Over the next year, we're collaborating with the Grayhaven Motel, a charming vintage motor lodge in Ithaca, to offer a series of skill-building bookbinding workshops with sliding scale rates. The series includes:


Class 1: Pamphlets and Variations: July 8th, 2023, 10a – 1p

Learn the basics of bookbinding including an overview of tools and materials and learning a few hand-sewn binding techniques.


Class 2: Hardcover Accordion Fold: October 14th, 2023, 10a – 1p

Learn how to fold the interior pages and adhere decorative paper or book cloth as hard covers.


Class 3: Wooden Coptic Stitch / January 13th, 2024, 9a – 5p

Learn how to prepare wooden covers by drilling and sanding them, then sew paper “sections” to the covers with a beautiful chain stitch.


Class 4: Hardcover Case Binding / April 13th, 2024, 9a – 5p

Learn how to craft the quintessential hardcover book covered with  bookcloth and decorative paper. First part of the class will include creating the covers and the second part will include sewing the sections together and adhering them to the covers.




Custom Classes

Custom Classes

Interested in learning bookbinding, letterpress, printing, screen printing or papermaking?  Reach out to Laura to discuss possibilities for individual and small group classes. Sliding scale rates available.

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