Providing educational resources and opportunities for all individuals involved in book and book-related publishing.

Book Arts of Utah | Creating Custom Book Cloth

Hosted/Organized by: The Book Arts Program at the University of Utah

Fabric offers an attractive and durable solution for covering boxes and book covers, but ready-made bookcloth presents a limited palette of mostly solid colors and humdrum textures. Don’t get hemmed in by run-of-the-mill choices! Instead, back textiles with Japanese paper for use as bookcloth. Want to cover an artist’s book with calico from grandma’s apron? Think art-deco-printed percale would make a swell cover for a next blank journal? Would sleek silk be an elegant solution for that photo album? In this workshop, participants expand their ability to tailor bookwork by learning to back natural-fiber fabric with simple materials and easy-to-access tools.