Introduction To Bookbinding


Repeats: None

Media Arts Council
11 E State Street
Media, Pennsylvania 19063
(484) 445-4161
Region: Philadelphia & The Countryside
Hours of operation: 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
Admission fee: $125

In this one-day workshop, we’ll learn 3 simple binding styles to start off your exploration into bookbinding. An accordion book, a sewn pamphlet, and a sewn Asian stab-binding will introduce folding, scoring, cutting, glue-ing, measuring, covering boards, and stitching techniques that will be useful in all future bookbinding projects. You’ll leave with 3 volumes to fill with words and/or images or to give as gifts. Please bring a pair of scissors, a metal-edged ruler, and, if you have one, an X-acto knife. If not we can share. ------------- Meg Kennedy is a professional calligrapher and book artist who has taught these skills to students aged 5 to 85 for the last 30 years. She has been an artist-in-residence at numerous schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and has taught at Villanova University, Swarthmore College, Drexel University, and Kutztown University. A faculty member of the Main Line Art Center, Meg is co-author (with Liz Abrams-Morley) of Building a Book, Binding a Poem: Book Arts in the Classroom (available on Amazon). Her work can be seen on

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