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Crowing Hens Bindery is a one-woman bindery and letterpress print shop that specializes in traditional handmade blank books, letterpress printed stationery, limited edition fine art prints, unique book jewelry & letterpress-printed decorative papers. As the owner of a Nashville-based private business, I do my best to honor the heritage of fine craft and art that saturates my community and region. All of my products are designed and made by hand in Nashville, Tennessee from high quality materials available using traditional bookbinding techniques. I aspire to create beautiful, useful work that becomes a part of your everyday life.


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APA Wayzgoose Bookbinding Workshop at Hatch Show Print

From Scrap to Chap: Low-tech Bookbinding Using Printer’s Waste

Crowing Hens Bindery (and Hatch Show Print alum!)

9 am – 4 pm, including a break for lunch

In this workshop participants will learn how to begin bookbinding by using printer’s waste and scrap materials. This workshop will explore both simple and decorative sewn pamphlets and a multi-section binding with exposed sewing. Books made from this workshop will highlight the recyclability of materials that are otherwise unusable at the press and how they can be reused to make sketchbooks, journals, art journals, and “junk” journals.

Learn to make the most of printer’s waste and makereadies by making beautiful, functional books!

Learn to make the most of printer’s waste and makereadies by making beautiful, functional books!

We will also explore economical alternatives to traditional bookbinding tools and equipment, some of which are “free” and others that you can make to suit your bookbinding needs. Each participant will leave with several pamphlets and a multi-section sewn binding as well as the knowledge to continue making books in their own studios. Participants are encouraged to bring paper and pencil for notes and diagrams. All tools and materials will be provided for the duration of the workshop. No previous binding experience is needed.

Max: 10

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