Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bookbinding Workshops

On Saturday, October 2nd, Red Bow Studio will be offering two bookbinding workshops taught by the wonderful Jen of Painted Fish Studio.  If you are interested in enrolling in a workshop, please call (516) 676-4324 or email theredbowstudio at gmail dot com and we will send you more information about the workshops.  We can accommodate up to 10 people per workshop.

Morning Stab-Bound Journal and Album Workshop (10-noon)
In this workshop you will re-use paper to create a journal and a photo album from one of the best! Jen will teach you how to bind both books using the centuries-old Japanese stab binding technique- a beautiful and decorative finish that enhances any hand bound book. In addition, she will teach you how to cover book boards, another invaluable technique for a serious bookbinder.
$25 per person + $5 materials fee

Afternoon Hard-Bound Journal Workshop (2-5pm)
In the second workshop, Jen will teach you how to make a hard-bound journal. You’ll create an over-size book by hand, perfect for writing or visual journaling! Jen will show you how to construct the book block, how to apply paper and book cloth to the cover boards, and how to fit it all together. There will be a variety of book cloth colors and cover papers to chose from (a paper lover's heaven).  You'll learn how to make hard bound journal in the workshop, and then you'll be able to take your new skills home to create thousands more!
$25 per person + $10 materials fee

About the instructor

Jen Shaffer was introduced to bookbinding in college, and continues to take classes at Minnesota Center for Book Arts to learn new skills. She sells her work on, in shops around the Twin Cities, and at the occasional craft fair. When she's not at her day job, you'll find Jen hunched over the dining room table, designing and producing functional books, or creating fun cards by hand. You can find Jen online at, where she writes about creativity and the projects she's working on.

Read an interview with Jen Shaffer.

1 comment:

  1. Very excited about this workshop! Really looking forward to this!!