2022WKSP-02 Case-Bound Mini Book

  • 26 Mar 2022
  • 1:00 PM
  • 27 Mar 2022
  • 4:00 PM
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Case-Bound Mini Book

Instructor: Marilyn Book

Location: Zoom Online

Date: Saturday/Sunday, March 26-27, 2022

Hours: 2 Afternoons, 1 pm-4 pm Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time)

Course fee: $150 members / $210 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)

Prerequisite: None


Presented by: Southwestern Ontario Chapter

Registration closes: Monday, March 21, 11:59 PM


This cute miniature book will fit easily into a pocket or tiny hand.  The techniques used in this class are traditional bookbinding techniques and the same as those used for larger or smaller books.

We will make a sewn text block and add a tiny made endband. The book is a case binding covered with fabric and decorative paper.  The finished book measures approximately 7.5 x 5.5 cm. (3 x 2 in).

Day one we will start working on the text block, endpapers and making the endbands. Day two we will add the endbands to the text block, make the cover and case in the textblock.

While geared to beginners, anyone with an interest in miniature books will enjoy this class. Techniques used here can be applied to other projects.

The recording link will be shared with participants within 48 hours of the workshop ending and will be available to participants on Youtube until April 20, 2022.

Tools required

Awl or large needle

Needle for sewing

X-Acto knife or scalpel to cut paper

Utility knife to cut cardboard




Cutting mat

Bone folder

Paint brush for glue

Weight to press the book

Materials required

4 sheets computer paper, 8.5 x 11

1 sheet slightly heavier weight paper for end papers and paste down sheets

Heavy cardboard, not corrugate.  I used 2 shirt cardboards laminated together

Decorative paper and fabric for cover

Small piece of fabric for endbands

Small piece of heavy thread or crochet cotton for endbands

Small piece of fabric or mull for the spine

PVA glue

Thread, thin linen or heavy cotton such as hand quilting thread


Blotting paper

Scrap paper

Online Workshop Process:

The instructor will be in contact prior to the workshop to share the meeting link and any additional required directions. Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop to the specifications which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format. Please review the technical requirements on the workshop registration page prior to registration to be sure you can participate. Questions should be directed to workshop@cbbag.ca

Technical requirements for participation:

·       Access to the internet and to the Zoom application

·       Screen large enough to follow instructor’s video feed (cell phone is not ideal)

·       Microphone or Headset / Webcam

·       How to join a zoom meeting information https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193

Marilyn Book has an LIT and a BA in Communications. She has retired after spending 30 years working in the public education libraries from elementary to college levels where she has led several extra-curricular classes on bookbinding with students.  She has been a member of CBBAG since 2013 and is pleased to have earned her Certificate of Completion in 2019.


Participant-requested cancellations will be accepted up to 3 days prior to the published cut-off date for registration and will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee (a minimum of $5). After that, the full fee will be forfeited. In the event of the workshop being cancelled by CBBAG, the workshop fee will be fully refunded. Membership fees included in the non-member fee above are not refundable.

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