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Bookbinding: Build Your Own Journal

Course Overview

Building a book is like building a a timber frame - the parts are smaller and they do bend easier, but they must all fit together for it to work!  In this introductory bookbinding class, students will bind a 7 x 10 hard-cover, multi-section book, perfect for recording details of craft projects or for any other journaling use.  Bring something to design your cover around - a small carving, a stone, some fabric or paper so that your book a will have a personal story right from the start. Depending on its size, the piece might be in an inset window, an inset strip or "puzzle" piece, or as a cover for the front or even the whole book.  The instructor will provide all other materials. Craft a journal that is uniquely yours.


Sat, Feb 2nd, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 3rd, 2019

Course Details

Length: 1½ Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 9am-5pm Day 2:9am-noon
Intergenerational age: 16+ w/o adult
Registration Cost: $155.00
Includes materials fee of $20.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • A piece to use as part of your cover.
    • For 3 dimensional piece - easiest if less than 1/4"
    • For fabric or paper:
      • Any size piece can be inset In a window.
  • For a piece that wraps around top and bottom edges of book -12" height/any width.
  • To cover entire book -12" x18"
  • To allow yourself plenty of design options, feel free to bring as many choices as you have!
  • Please contact instructor if you have any questions-- email will be provided after registration.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.