Sept 18-22,  2017


Monday-Friday     9:30 – 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:30 daily (1 hours lunch)
$325 plus materials fee of $10
This Pacific Textile Arts class is usually held at Henhouse Studio on Madsen Lane just east of Fort Bragg.

Enrollment limited.  For details and registration, call 707-964-5279 or email Jackie.
If Jackie is unavailable, contact Judy Detrick .

The usual enrollment process involves sending a $50 non-refundable deposit
with contact information and class request to:  Pacific Textile Arts 450 Alger St. Fort Bragg, CA 95437
OR … use our online registration form and optionally pay deposit with paypal.

Judy found some old signatures of a book she printed via letterpress (letterpress printing is a technique of relief printing using a printing press, a process by which many copies are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against sheets or a continuous roll of paper)  back in the 80s.  It’s  La Corona, by Luigi Pirandello.   She printed about 50 copies, but only bound a relative few because it cost so much to have someone do the binding  —  hence her interest in learning the craft. Her plan is to give you a complete set of those signatures to bind however you want.   (Yes, you get to keep the book.)

This will give you experience with binding a hard cover book with content—a little bit more challenging than binding a blank book.  For the next project, we will take apart and restore a falling apart binding. This isn’t too hard to do, and very rewarding.  Be searching for a dilapidated book to restore!”

We have a dedicated core group already signed up for this class but there is still space for several more. So if you would like to enter into the fabulous world of bookbinding for this year’s class, sign up and pay the deposit.

The modest materials fee will provide you with text weight papers, decorative papers, book boards, glue, needles, thread, and linen tapes.


Materials you will need to bring are scissors, utility knife/sturdy craft knife, cutting mat if you have one, plastic centering ruler, bone folder, pencil, notebook to take notes, beeswax, and two wax paper covered dry bricks (cover bricks first with newspaper, then cover with waxed paper)  AND A BAG LUNCH.

Book Binding Class.2



Judy Detrick has a distinguished career in Calligraphy and Book Arts.  She taught calligraphy and graphic design at College of the Redwoods on the Mendocino Coast for more than 30 years, and developed the Graphic Arts Certificate Program there.  She teaches regularly at several Bay Area venues and throughout Northern California. Her work is well represented in the Harrison Calligraphy Collection in Special Collections at the San Francisco Public Library.