Drum Leaf Binding is an innovative binding that opens flat with no stitching to interrupt images or text that cross the fold of the page.  Using minimal adhesive, single-sided folios are stacked and glued to create the text block (no sewing!).  The text block can be constructed relatively quickly with minimal equipment and then covered by a variety of soft and hard cover cases.   The resulting book is useful as a journal and sketchbook as well as an artist’s book featuring prints, paintings, photographs, and more.  The structure is easily replicated at home in varied sizes and materials.

In this class, participants will fold folios, glue folios to construct a text block, and then case the text block in a hard cover that features a breakaway cloth spine and decorative paper.  

Workshop Details: Drum Leaf Binding w/Jane Freeman

  • Instructor: Jane Freeman
  • Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, July 30, 2024 (10 AM– 4:00 PM with a BYO lunch break)
  • 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 Staff may be eligible to use their UVa Education Benefit for this class (see HR Guidance)
    If applying reference non-degree certification class #073024 (must use non-member price)
  • Workshop registration closes on July 23, 2024
  • Class Size: Limited to 8 students
  • Skill Level:  Basic bookbinding skills – use basic tools (bone folder, X-Acto knife, ruler, scissors, glue brush, cutting mat), measure with precision, cut paper and book cloth with an X-acto knife, glue paper and cloth to board
  • Materials and tools: All materials provided with tools available for in-class use
  • For information about the class, registration, or Center programs: gsqueen@virginia.edu

Our COVID Vaccination and Masking Policy for this workshop:
It is the Virginia Center for the Book’s expectation that all program participants are vaccinated.
Should public health guidelines change we reserve the right to revisit the expectations in the interest of participant health and safety

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