Rounded Casebound Book with Curved Front Slipcase

Taught by Jean Buescher Bartlett

Casebound binding is a durable classic hardcover structure with universal appeal. You will learn how to sew and round a multiple signature hardcover book, as well as construct a unique, rounded front slipcase for it. You will use German Duo bookcloth to cover the book and beautiful handmade Morgan Conservatory papers for the endsheets. At the end of the workshop, you will go home with an elegant hardcover casebound book and rounded slipcase.


Jean Beuscher Bartlett is a bookbinder, letterpress printer, designer, and fine artist who received an MFA in Book Arts from University of Alabama. The founder and owner of Bloodroot Press in Anna Arbor, MI, Jean has published and produced a range of limited edition, letterpress printed, illustrated books over the past 30 years. Her work resides in over fifty major collections worldwide including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the New York Public Library, the Dutch Royal Library, and the University of Michigan Special Collections.

Supply List

  • Bone folder

  • Large (2 or 3” wide) glue brush

  • Medium and small glue brush

  • Exacto knife with sharp blades or Olfa knife

  • Scissors

  • #2 pencil

  • 24” or longer cork backed metal ruler

  • 11 x 16” or larger self-healing cutting mat

  • Paper knife

  • Lunch and beverage

Materials with an asterisk (*) next to them are sold in our store.

DATE Sat, April 4th - Sun, April 5th

TIME 10:00 am–4:00 pm

COST $230

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Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103  |  Phone 216.361.9255


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