Drumleaf Binding

with Wilber “Chip” Schilling
Sunday, July 14; 10am–4pm

Based on a 17th century book structure, the drum leaf is an ideal binding for books with unbroken imagery imposed across pages, without gutters. It requires no sewing skills, and there is no thread to interfere with across-the-fold images. Each two-page spread can be its own print, painting or unique image, eliminating the need for complicated planning to align pages. The drumming process attaches each folio to the next with minimal gluing, producing a lightweight, flexible book. This will be a fine addition to your bookbinding repertoire, perfect for small editions.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category D

$95 (10% discount for MCBA members) + $20 supply fee