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December 2018
$65

Bind your own 2019 planner

December 8 @ 10:00 am - December 15 @ 12:00 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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Make your own personalized planner in time for the new year! You will receive pre-printed planner pages and design your own decorative paper cover, create customized inserts, and bind your planner using the simple and elegant Japanese Retchoso binding style, which opens flat for easy jotting or sketching. The basic planner will have 5 sections and a soft yet sturdy paper cover, and you can add extra pages, collage, envelope inserts, pockets, stamping with letterpress type, and more. This class…

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$65

Hardcover stab bookbinding (two week class)

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - December 19 @ 9:00 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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Stab binding is one of the simplest and earliest forms of bookbinding, using single sheets in which holes are stabbed or drilled and sewn on the outside using a variety of traditional stitch patterns. In this follow-up to the softcover stab binding class, you will learn how to make a Westernized version of this traditional Japanese binding with a hard hinged cover. You can take this class without having taken the softcover class first. This class runs for two weeks…

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$55

Coptic bookbinding variation: French link

December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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French link is a binding similar to Coptic binding in which folded sections of paper are sewn together between rigid covers to create a decorative link-and-weave stitch across the exposed spine. This is an ideal method for binding albums and sketchbooks, as the book can be laid open entirely flat. In this introductory class you will create a book using cover boards that have been prepared in advance*. You will choose from a selection of cover boards culled from vintage…

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January 2019
$65

Longstitch bookbinding, leather with diamond stitching

January 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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This class is a variation on our German Longstitch leather binding class, in which you will create a lovely handbound pocket sized book by sewing folded sections of paper through holes punched through a wraparound leather cover to create a pattern of exposed sewing along the spine. We will vary the position of stitching holes in the paper signatures and spine to create a diamond pattern, and discuss how you can design your own stitch patterns for one-of-a-kind bindings. All…

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$50

Retchoso bookbinding

January 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Levigator Press,
1984 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 1E4 Canada
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Retchoso bookbinding is a unique style of Japanese binding that joins folded sections of paper with a complex yet elegant stitch using one or two needles to create a slender notebook that opens perfectly flat. Sturdy multi-layer paper covers are built onto the book’s sections before binding. It’s a perfect binding for a portable notebook or sketchbook, or for chapbook publishing. All materials are included, and you will leave the class with a finished book. Space in the class is…

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