Six Quick Books:

Alternative Bookbinding Options

Taught by Rhonda Miller

This workshop is ideal for amateur and experienced bookbinders who want to expand their repertoire. Each of the structures have their own unique features, and you will apply a number of bookbinding techniques that can be used individually or in combination with other techniques. The projects will include a mixture of sewn binding, adhesive binding, and folding techniques, to create six practical and versatile handmade books that require only basic tools and materials. The six bindings will include: stitched accordion, pasted pamphlet, chopstick binding, reverse piano hinge binding, hidden stabbed binding, and slotted stitched binding.


Rhonda Miller is a bookbinder in Halifax, Canada where she is owner/operator of Scotia Bookbinding and does custom bookbinding, book repair, artists books, and paper marbling. She began bookbinding over fifteen years ago while completing her Masters of Library Studies degree. She is also a bookbinding instructor at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft, teaching a variety of book structures and historical techniques. She has made prop books for television and film, contributed to a number of publications, and has been interviewed for Bookbinding Now. In 2018, Rhonda won the Japanese Paper Place Heritage Washi Award for her book in the CBBAG Art of the Book 2018 Exhibit.

Supply List

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Bone folder

  • Light duty awl

  • Utility knife (X-acto or Olfa)

  • Metal Ruler

  • Small metal square or triangle

  • Blunt sewing needle with a large eye (like a tapestry needle)

  • Glue brushes (small and medium)

  • Cutting mat

  • Teflon folder (optional)

  • Japanese drill punch (optional)

  • Set of brass rulers (optional)

  • Lunch and a beverage

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

DATE Sat, August 15th - Sun, August 16th

TIME 10:00 am–4:00 pm

COST $260

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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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