Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bookbinding: The Traveler Series

A couple of weeks ago Nate and I took a fantastic bookbinding workshop. I had never really thought about it before, but when I saw Liz of Made in Lowell sharing her experience I was immediately smitten with the idea. So I signed up for Melissa Chao's Traveler Series Workshop. Melissa is the owner of To Boldly Fold and an absolutely fantastic teacher.

Our awesome teacher

I wish I had done a better job photographing the class (aperture a little off, oops), but I still wanted to share some shots. I was completely intimidated before the class, and by the end I couldn't believe we had actually made some books.

My handtorn and folded pages
Hand-sewing my accordion journal
Before: the future covers
After: books. Seriously.
My finished books!

If you live in the area, I highly recommend Melissa's workshop! She is a great teacher and you will be amazed at what you can learn in 4 hours.


  1. I have always wanted to make books like these, going to add it to the list.

  2. You absolutely should, it's so much fun and really satisfying when you have the finished book in hand!

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