Smyth Sewing and Hardcover Techniques | February

Smyth Sewing and Hardcover Techniques

Date  |  Saturday February 19, 2022

Time  |   10AM – 6PM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1070 Bannock Denver CO 80204

Cost  |  $264 Non-Member  $240 Members + a $20 materials fee per student

Instructor  |  Shawn Bush

Skill Level  |  All Levels

We often define a photo book as one that is sewn placed into a clothed hardcover.  From your personal bookshelf, to university libraries, sewn hardcover books are found everywhere – and for good reason.  A sewn hardcover book can take a beating that a softcover and perfect bound book cannot, extending the shelf life of the images contained within the book.  This workshop will focus on the production of a Smyth Sewn hardcover journal along with how to break a book designed in spreads into sewn signatures.  Each participant will receive step by step instructions on how to collate and print their book using an inkjet printer, how to Smyth sew a text block and case a trimmed text block into a hardcover.

Materials Needed:

  • Notebook and pen for taking notes
  • All other materials supplied by instructor