Winter 2012 Classes



A Modern Drum-style Hardcover Book



















The drum binding is best for heavier papers and is noted for full page spreads without visible sewing. The pages have the look of prints on both sides but are actually printed on only one. The cover is a modified Gary-Frost-Drop-Spine case that opens absolutely flat. Bring a $20 material fee with you to class.


Sunday, January 8th, 1:00-4:00
Cost $75
tool list provided on registration
registration for this class is now closed






Historical Single Quire Coptic Book

















A single quire – or signature or pamphlet or gathering – is sewn through the fold and the cover with a tacket (a kind of ‘staple’). The oldest known surviving books – the Nag Hamadi Coptic codices, dating from the third/fourth centuries AD – were bound in this way. Bind a full-leather historical model, with papyrus linings, a foredge flap, a wrapping band, ties and tackets. This binding works well at any size and with many materials and feels soft in the hand. Bring a $30 material fee with you to class.


Sunday, January 15th, 10:00-4:00
Cost $125
tool list provided on registration
registration for this class is now closed








Bookbinding Weights

















The leather weight is small, heavy and non-abrasive. It will form to shaped surfaces without leaving a mark. This weight was designed by New York book conservators Jayne Hillam and Judith Ivry. The cloth-covered box weight is small and heavy and almost as useful as a bonefolder when making books. Both weights are filled with non-toxic steel shot. Construct 4 weights of different sizes. Bring a $20 material fee with you to class.

Sunday, January 22nd, 1:00-4:00
Cost $75
tool list provided on registration
registration for this class is now closed








Link Stitch through a Wooden Spine






Link stitch binding is a historical style that looks surprisingly contemporary. It is named for the visible chains of sewing stitches linking across the spine. Link stitched books are constructed without glue and are very sturdy. This particular version is sewn through a wooden spine and the links form a circle. Bring a $20 material fee with you to class.






Sunday, January 29th, 1:00-4:00
Cost $75
tool list provided on registration
registration for this class is now closed







15% Discount Series Registration

Full Tilt classes are designed as a series with a connecting thread.
Register for all four classes
Cost $295 (does not include material fees)
tool list provided on registration
series registration is now closed









Bookbinding Now

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



Full Tilt Field Notes

Susan Mills posts occasional tutorials and bookbinding-related
news at Full Tilt Field Notes.