Make a Hand-Sewn Hardcover Book

Print & Book Arts

Make a Hand-Sewn Hardcover Book

Learn the fundamentals of handmade book design and construction while making your own hardcover book with a sewn binding.

Meeting Times
  1. Sat, 12/2/2023 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  2. Sun, 12/3/2023 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Sat, 12/2/2023 - Sun, 12/3/2023

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Class, No Prerequisite

Print & Book Arts Studio

Book Arts


Make a 64-page hardcover book from scratch with decorative paper covers, hand-torn pages, and a hand-stitched binding. You'll learn the fundamentals of book design, construction, and binding, while producing your own archival-quality blank book, suitable as a writing journal or sketchbook, etc. After this class, you'll possess the skills, experience, and confidence to replicate the book or branch out into your own designs.


Registration closes November 30th


A $25 materials fee, included in the price of the class, covers all supplies needed to create one book.

Class Policies

Ages 16 and up are welcome.

There will be a 30-minute lunch break around noon.  BARN has a mini kitchen with a refrigerator where you can store a sack lunch.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Christopher Gronbeck

Christopher is founder and former owner of The Barrel Thief Wine & Whiskey Bar in Seattle. He has a long history as an educator in the science and environment fields, and has taught wine and spirits and cocktails classes for more than 15 years. He serves as a judge at numerous wine and spirits competitions. Christopher loves everything about BARN and is active in the Kitchen Arts Studio as well as in Woodworking and Print & Book Arts.

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