Still Water Bindery              P.O. Box 104              Newfane, VT 05345 USA              patty@stillwaterbindery.com              802.365.4111  

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NEW!  from AirBnB ~ Bookbinding Experiences

Now you can book through AirBnB and take a Workshop at Still Water Bindery!

Click on the buttons below to go to the AirBnB site to sign up.

 

If you don't see a date and time that works for you ~ just email or phone to set up a time that does!

"This was a great 90 minute workshop. The little product I produced is magical, and I will be making many more of them. I just wish I lived closer so I could take some of the other workshops on making books and journals."

                                  ~   Deborah 2018

Star Books to "Capture Your Dreams"

1.5 hour workshop at Still Water Bindery, Newfane, VT

$50/person

Everyone will learn how to make a Star Book. Choose from a variety of materials to make your own unique book. I will demonstrate each step of the book's construction, and then you will copy my example. Feel free to take photographs of the steps so you can make more books at home.  Everyone will make at least one book and are then free to make more star books in the time remaining.  These make great ornaments and handmade gifts.


All materials and instructions are included.


Bookbinding tools we will use include a bone folder, awl, scissors and possibly the board shear. Care and patience is needed to focus when using these sharp tools. Guests ages 5 and up can attend. Adults must take a class with any children under 12 years of age.

"I love books and am a crafter, so the idea of learning how make my own just sounded fun. Patty did a great job making this fun as well as educational. She gave good, clear instructions and answered all of the many technical questions I asked her patience and thoroughness. I learned a lot and had tons of fun."                      ~   Sondra 2018

"Your Own Spirit" Traveler's Notebook

2 hour workshop at Still Water Bindery, Newfane, VT

$85/person

Come to Still Water Bindery and learn to make a book. You will make several single- and two- signature soft cover books, with various colored papers, decorative papers, colored linen thread, buttons, beads and closures. Learn to make a hard cover non-adhesive cover to protect your books. Add pockets ~ make a wrap around cover ~ have fun and play!


All materials and instructions are included.


Bookbinding tools we will use include a X-Acto knife, bone folder, awl, scissors and possibly the board shear. Care and patience is needed to focus when using these sharp tools. Guests ages 8 and up can attend if guardian thinks this is appropriate for the child. Adults must take a class with any children under 12 years of age.

"My girlfriends and I decided to do an album. It was so much fun! Patty is a very good teacher and so patient! She gave us a lot of options as to what we could make so there is something for everyone"  

                                                   ~ Gail 2018

Hardcover Japanese Stab Bound Album

3 hour workshop at Still Water Bindery, Newfane, VT

$150/person

Learn to make a Japanese Stab Bound Hardcover Album ~ In this class you will use traditional bookbinding tools and materials to make an archival quality album. Choose from my private collection of papers from around the world to customize your album. Using traditional book cloth in many colors, ribbons, papers and binders board, this three-hour class is a glimpse into a working bindery.


All materials and instructions are included.


Bookbinding tools we will use include a X-Acto knife, bone folder, awl, , and possibly the board shear. Care and patience is needed to focus when using these sharp tools. Guests ages 12 and up can attend if guardian thinks this is appropriate for the child. Adults must take a class with any children under 12 years of age.

"Patty was a great teacher. She made the class fun and easy! Time flew by because we were having such a great time. I want to do it again!"                    ~ Nancy 2018

Shibori Indigo Dyeing Experience

2 hour workshop at Still Water Bindery, Newfane, VT

$85/person

Come learn how to create beautiful Shibori designs. Dye natural fibers in the indigo vat to produce beautiful blues. Go home with your own unique Shibori Indigo designs. It is magic to watch the dye turn from a yellow green to indigo blue as it oxidizes!


All materials and instructions are included.

First dye a test piece cotton fabric to dye to see how it works. Then choose 3 more pieces to dye. Choose from napkins, dish towels, tote bags or fabric. Additional items can be purchased for a small fee. Feel free to bring your own natural fibers to dye. Wear clothes that you don't mind if some dye inadvertently splashes on, and shoes you won't mind getting wet. This is an outside activity, so dress appropriately in layers.

 

This class runs for two hours. If you wish to stay longer, to dye more items, the hourly fee is $30/hour; for a maximum of two additional hours.

 

Anything goes! Have fun! Be creative! Fun for all ~