Bridwell Library and the workshop presenters will provide tools and materials but participants are encouraged to bring their bookbinding toolkits, if they have them. Please note that class sizes are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot reserve your place in a class without having received full payment.
Jiseung: Korean Paper Weaving
Instructor Aimee Lee
In this workshop, participants will learn the basic techniques of Jiseung, the art of Korean paper weaving. Beginning with a sheet of Korean Hanji, participants will split the paper into strips, roll the strips together into cords, and begin weaving those cords into a structure.
Instructor Jesse Hunt
Beginning with flat, brass strips, participants will learn to make a basic “bullet” clasp by rolling hinges, riveting pins, and attaching the finished clasps to wooden boards. There will be a significant amount of noise and some dust in this workshop so if you are sensitive to either, please take that into account.
Instructor Juliayn Coleman
Using gold leaf, participants in this class will sand, gild, and burnish a dummy text to produce a fine, polished edge. Traditionally, gilt edges would protect the text block from dust, moisture, and age related damage making this both a practical and aesthetically pleasing technique.
Cut Paper Garden, Accordion Book
Instructor Bhavna Mehta
In this class, participants will exercise their skills in the art of paper cutting, creating a variety of floral silhouettes. The finished silhouettes will then be pieced together into a flexible, accordion structure that can be opened like a fan to expose the finished paper “garden.”