Historic Single Cord Colonial BookBinding Class—Sep 27, 5 pm–9 pm & 28, 10 am–5 pm


Transport yourself to early colonial America and immerse yourself in the captivating art of Historical Single Cord Binding in this hands-on bookbinding class. Discover the secrets and techniques behind this unique binding style, as expert artisans guide you through the process of crafting a hand-sewn text block and creating a cover with authentic materials. Gain…



Unveiling the Art of Early Colonial America: Historical Single Cord Binding

Step back and discover the enchanting bookbinding world in early colonial America. Join us for a captivating class that will transport you to an era when books were crafted by hand, employing techniques rooted in tradition and ingenuity. In this immersive workshop, we delve into the fascinating art of Historic Single Cord Binding, a binding style prevalent in the early days of the American colonies.

Under the guidance of an expert bookbinding artisan, you’ll embark on a journey of discovery, uncovering the secrets of this unique and historically significant binding technique. Throughout the class, you will gain valuable insights into the historical context, cultural influences, and functional aspects that shaped the craft in colonial America. Starting with a selection of authentic materials, you’ll master the art of preparing the parchment or paper, precisely sewing the text block, and crafting a cover that is simply divine.

In addition to the practical skills, we will explore the role of books in early colonial society, discussing their significance as educational tools, sources of knowledge, and cultural artifacts. Immerse yourself in the world of colonial bookmaking and gain a deeper appreciation for the craftsmanship and artistry that went into producing these treasured volumes.

Whether you are a history enthusiast, a book lover, or simply seeking a unique creative experience, this class offers a rare opportunity to connect with the rich heritage of early colonial America. Join us as we honor the bookbinding tradition and preserve the legacy of the single-cord binding technique.

No prior experience is necessary to participate in this class. All necessary materials will be provided, and you’ll leave the workshop with your handcrafted book and a newfound appreciation for the artistry of bookbinding in early colonial America.

This class starts at 5 pm on Friday and lasts until approximately 9 pm, then starts again on Saturday at 10 am and goes till approximately 5 pm.