Stiff leaf binding is a rigid no-sew bookbinding method in which folded sheets of paper are glued back-to-back to form a satisfyingly solid little book. Think children’s board books!
This binding is ideal for artist book projects as each sheet of paper is a complete, seamless two-page spread with no stitching breaking up the page gutter.
Participants will use their own art papers (marbled, paste, gelli print, etc.) to complete 2 stiff leaf binding books with linen and paper covers.
Participants will also experiment with cover decoration and learn how to put inlays on the cover to expand design possibilities.
If necessary, the instructor can provide papers for participants as needed.

Workshop Details:

Book Arts Workshop: Stiff-Leaf Binding Class

Instructor: Jane Freeman

Day/Date/Time: Sunday August 28, 2022 (10 AM– 4:00 PM)

Location: Virginia Center for the Book at the Jefferson School City Center

Fee for One Day Workshop: $120 members, $140 nonmembers (fees include $15 for materials)

*UVa Education Benefit Eligible, non-degree certification class #082822 (must use non-member price).

Class Size: Limited to 8 students

Materials and tools: All materials provided with tools available for in-class use

For information about the class, registration, or Center programs: Garrett Queen gsqueen@virginia.edu

Workshop registration closes on August 22, 2022

Our COVID Vaccination and Masking Policy for this workshop:

It is the Virginia Center for the Book’s expectation that all program participants will be fully vaccinated and boosted.

Your record of vaccination may be obtained at COVID 19 Vaccination Request Portal (please have vaccination proof available)

Evolving CDC and UVA COVID guidelines may require that participants be masked if working close to others. (bring your masks)

Should public health guidelines change, and new norms be applicable, we reserve the right to revisit the expectations in the interest of participant health and safety.

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