Our Workshop

Please note: this workshop has now passed

In this hands-on workshop, we will make one simple non-adhesive book each day. The structures will range from the earliest binding styles to contemporary, and they are geared towards beginner through intermediate skill levels. In addition to the binding, we will explore at least three different ways to decorate paper for the covers of our books: paste paper, suminagashi, and plant printing. The goal is to create a harmonious set of beautiful books, learn simple structures that you can take home and repeat on your own, and let your creative mind explore the medium of book binding.

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Our Bookbinding Instructor

Juliayn-ColemanJuliayn Coleman received a diploma in bookbinding and book conservation from the North Bennet School in Boston, Massachusetts in 2003. She is a member of the American Institute for Conservation, the Guild of Book Workers (US) and Designer Bookbinders (UK). She currently resides in Oakland, California, where she has a private practice in bookbinding and conservation. For more about Juliayn and her work visit: www.bookislandbindery.com.