Winter 2016 Classes



Accordions and Concertinas

The accordion or concertina is one of the earliest book structures and one of the most versatile. It can be viewed page by page or in its entirety. It works well in any size and with almost any paper. It can expand to accommodate inclusions such as photos. As the accordion is hinged rather than sewn, it avoids visible threads in the center fold of a 2 page spread. The concertina guard is used in conservation binding.  Bring a $20 material fee with you to class.






Saturday January 30, 10:00 - 4:00
cost $150
tool list provided on registration
class limit - 6
registration closed





three piece Bradel binding






















The German version of a classic cloth-covered book is called the Bradel binding. It is characterized by the ease of measuring both the spine and the joint between the spine and the cover boards, giving the cover a precise fit; great for edition binding, and for beginners. We will fold and sew signatures, line the spine, add endbands, make the cover (case) and attach the book to the cover (case-in).  Bring a $20 material fee with you to class.






















Sunday January 31, 10:00 - 4:00

cost $150
tool list provided on registration
class limit - 6
registration closed











In conjunction with the hands-on classes,
Full Tilt posts bi-weekly audio podcasts
at Bookbinding Now