From Paper to Book: Bookbinding Workshop


26 March 2024 / 15:00 Geçmiş Aktivite

Istanbul Research Institute is organizing a bookbinding workshop as part of the 60th Library Week. In addition to familiarizing the participants with the historical journey of paper and bookbinding, the workshop offers the opportunity to learn how to bind a book from scratch and to experience some steps of bookbinding.

Enes Çinğay, the instructor, will demonstrate the process of converting individual pages into signatures, sewing them together, preparing the binding, designing the title area and tooling, and finally pressing all the bookbinding components together into a bound book after gluing. He will also talk about the different types of headbands and prepare a sewn headband.

After learning about the theory and practice of bookbinding, each participant will have the chance to take home one of Enes Çinğay’s handmade hardcover notebooks and even foil stamp their names on it if they wish.

Bone folder, needle, thread, special paper, twine, silk thread, composing stick, type, gilding, electric cooker, press, brush, glue, cardboard, brass decoration patterns, leather, scissors, mottling

We will supply the materials.

Instructor: Enes Çinğay
Location: Pera Museum Learning Workshop
Age: 18+
Duration: 2.5 hours
Capacity: 10 people
Fee: 250 TL

Our quota is full, thank you for your interest.