Workshops are held at Mainframe (Studio 226) 900 Keo Way, Des Moines, View Map. Parking is available on the lower level at the back of the building, in the lot South of the building, or on the street. Pre-registration is required.

OLD BOOK BOOK WORKSHOP
February 11 10:15 a.m. — 4 p.m.
$125 includes everything you’ll need. Bring a sack lunch.

Old Book Book

Repurpose beautiful vintage book covers to create a lovely journal with an all new interior. The acid-free pages are suitable for a variety of media–paint, ink, pencil, and more. Registration closes February 8, 2023.

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Old Book Book

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Old Book Book

PIANO HINGE BINDING WORKSHOP
Distortions and Exaggerations

March 11 10:15 a.m. — 4 p.m.
$125 includes everything you’ll need. Bring a sack lunch.

Piano Hinge Binding
Spend a day working on variations of Hedi Kyle’s Piano Hinge binding. You will construct a flexible, sculptural book with an extra thick spine. The result will be a tear-drop shaped book. You will have time to create additional models as time allows. Possible additional models include a one-piece cover, different sized rods, using flat rods, or creating a pattern on the spine of the book.

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Piano Hinge

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Piano Hinge

TEGUMENTUM SPADEX WORKSHOP
Limp Binding with Direct Tacketing

April 15 10:15 a.m. — 4 p.m.
$125 includes everything you’ll need. Bring a sack lunch.

Tegumentum Spadex
The original of this book, bound in 1364, was a register of membership, regulations, and chronicles dealing with the village of Tallinn, Estonia. The covers are parchment and the paper book block consists of 336 pages in seven sections. It is sewn with direct tacketing using parchment strips through exterior leather supports, and held closed with a hand-made hook and eye.

Instead of a parchment cover, our model will use imitation parchment made by manipulating and painting various papers.

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Tegumentum Spadex