Full Tilt Summer Bookbinding Class @ Women's Studio Workshop

The July 8-12, 2019 session is sold out.







This class condenses lectures and demonstrations to cover material quickly.  We will bind a chapbook, accordion, papyrus scroll, Nag Hamadi single quire codex and a full cloth, sewn hardcover book – all in the first day – then move on to binding books with and without sewing, books that do not look ‘handmade’ and books that do and fitted archival boxes for books. There will be time to work on independent binding projects. Beginners are welcome and will find expert introductory instruction. Those with more experience can practice, refine, and expand their book repertoires.

Registration information here
More information about Women's Studio Workshop Summer Intensive here





In conjunction with the hands-on classes,
Full Tilt posts bi-weekly audio podcasts
at Bookbinding Now
Jacob's Ladder Book
Guest instructor - Althea Hall


The Jacob's Ladder folk toy dates back at least to the 18th century and
is even rumored to have been found in King Tut's tomb. It is a kinetic
illusion in which the blocks appear to change position but actually do not.


The Jacob's Ladder book is an adaptation of the toy's structure using book
board, ribbon and decorative paper. The finished structure can serve to hold
small pages of text/pictures or simply to amuse by its movement. The class
includes making a Jacob's Ladder book and a simple box to hold it. Please
bring a $20 material fee with you to class.


Saturday, April 28th, 10:00-1:00
Registration closed.

Althea Hall has been interested in book arts for many years beginning when she
started her career as a classroom teacher in New York City. She made books and
paper with her students to encourage them to develop literacy skills and share her
love of books. Some years ago she was introduced to artist books in a class taught
by Esther Smith at the Cooper Union. Althea continued her study of bookbinding
with Susan Mills and has been exploring and developing bookbinding and artist
books ever since. She is retired from full-time university teaching and now
resides in Salisbury, Maryland where she continues to pursue her interests in
artist books.