A Bookbinding Sampler

July 17 - July 21


A Bookbinding Sampler

A Bookbinding Sampler

This is a 5-day workshop.  Classes run 9-4pm with lunch included.

This is an introduction to the fundamentals of hand bookbinding.   Students will be sewing and binding 2 different book structures, a German case biding and a more advanced Bradel binding. In addition students will be decorating paper using  traditional paste paper techniques, the results of which will be used on your books.

Finally, students will learn the basics of box making as you construct and cover a clamshell box to house both your bindings.  In this way you will amaze your friends and be left with skills for tackling future projects with a small kit of readily available tools.

Material fee includes supplies that will be provided by instructor.  See student supply list for further details.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $30
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels
  • Course Prerequisites: None required

Price: $860

This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars


Don Taylor was born in Edmonton Alta and grew up in Windsor ON.  He has an MA in Romance Linguistics from the University of Windsor. Don studied bookbinding at Sheridan College in Oakville ON and has been operating a hand bookbinding and book restoration business in Toronto since 1980.

Click here to read more about DON TAYLOR

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If you need to make a cancellation, please complete MISSA's on-line cancellation form. Phone or email correspondence will not be accepted.

Click HERE for the form.

BEFORE May 1: For each course withdrawal, a refund for tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee.

May 2 – June 29: For each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2024 will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee. Any applicable supply fee will be fully refunded.

AFTER June 30: Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for credits or refunds.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2023 program is completely canceled (due to COVID restrictions for for any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

On-campus accommodations may be cancelled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee, via Paypal within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation request form.

Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA's online cancellation form and will be processed through PayPal.

No refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Program.


This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.