Simple Stitching for Handmade Books and Zines

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 1-4 pm

A Workshop with Max Yela

Fee: $50/$45 members
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

This workshop is part of Developing the Artist's Book: Techniques and Procedures, a series of workshops at Lynden throughout the spring of 2017. For more information, click here.

This workshop focuses on simple sewing techniques for non-adhesive bindings. All materials will be supplied, but attendees are encouraged to bring a ruler and scissors (or X-Acto knife and cutting mat), as well as their own binding tools and decorative papers, if desired. If time allows, a demo of drum leaf binding and accordion fold will be offered.

About Max Yela

Max Yela has been Head of the Special Collections Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries since 1994. Prior to this, he was the public services librarian for Special Collections at the University of Delaware, 1985-1994. Yela is also an adjunct instructor in the UWM School of Information Studies where he teaches book history, and for many years he taught book-arts concepts and practice in the UWM Department of Art & Design. His research interests are in media theory, the history of books and printing, and the use of the book as an art medium.

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