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Introduction to Bookbinding with Peter Geraty

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Learn the building blocks of fine bookbinding, from sewing methods and shaping the spines to making cloth and paper covers. This is a one week class devoted to the fundamental building blocks of bookbinding; an introduction to the binding of books into cloth and paper covers. Students will learn techniques, tricks and habits which will set them on the road to becoming skilled craftspeople. It is the basis for all future classes in the Integrated Studies and Fine Binding Programs. Students will learn to sew books using several different methods, shape and line the spines and make covers and cases. The marvels of paper, the details in making a strong and attractive book cover and more are taught in this class. PLEASE NOTE: This is an American Academy of Bookbinding class and you should contact Deb at AAB for more information and registration, 970.728.8649 or This class is held at the Stone Building at 117 North Willow Street in downtown Telluride.