There were nine students in the Book Arts class, taught by Hollis Fouts and assistant Cheryl Prose. A few students had bound a book before, but most of us had not.
We started with some basic book binding terminology:
- Folio. A single sheet of folded paper (purple at right).
- Signature. A grouping of multiple folios together (green and purple together).
- Text block. Multiple signatures that together make up the pages of a book.
We went over the parts of a book which would help us follow the discussions on how to assemble books.
We started by folding a single sheet of paper into an unbound book, then created a simple pamphlet book. While not very impressive, this was my first book. The text block consisted of a single signature of 4 folios sewn together using a 3 hole pamphlet stitch (finished knotted on the inside of the pamphlet below).