Book Binding 101 & BYOB

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Event Overview

This class will go through the technical process of traditional bookbinding, as well as shortcuts to achieve these "technical" effects.

I am a high school art teacher so I have tailored this process down to perfection! Each book maker will have access to multiple kinds of exotic papers, ribbons, and findings. The book will be 6x9 inches with a hard front and back cover. Paper inside will be blank for sketching or journal writing. A tie, button or finding will be added to keep the book closed.

You will learn to use wooden ribs for tight creases, an awl for making holes, and simple sewing techniques with waxed threads for the paper binding process. I use an acid, wrinkle-free PVA Glue.

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Katie Netti

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Katie Netti is the Owner of Urban Oil Ceramics. she is a Cincinnati raised, New York educated and Chicago residing (Logan Square) artist and high school art teacher. She sells work through her website as well as through several retail stores throughout Chicago. Katie is a multi-media artist, using both traditional and radical materials. She has many creation outlets from painting to book binding to photography, sharpies, painting, glass and ceramics, most intended for functional use. Everything is handmade and she intrigued by the use of found and recycled materials within her work.

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    Daisy M.
    Reviewed on 10/08/19

    LOVED THIS EXPERIENCE!!! TONS of great bits and bobbles, papers and knick knacks to let your imagination run wild. I would take this again in a heartbeat even though I now know how to do it myself. The workshop is a delight to be in and the atmosphere is fantastic.

    LOVED THIS EXPERIENCE!!! TONS of great bits and bobbles, papers and knick knacks to let your imagination run wild. I would take this again in a heartbeat even though I now know how to do it myself. The workshop is a delight to be in and the atmosphere is fantastic.

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    Fabiana L.
    Reviewed on 01/14/17

    Mellow, but focused activity. I made a book that I got to take home. How cool is that?

    Mellow, but focused activity. I made a book that I got to take home. How cool is that?

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    Mary O.
    Reviewed on 12/05/16

    I had a good time, The class was in a very relaxing and positive atmosphere, the instructor was patient, and the end result was a great journal and hopes to expand my skills in this paper art! Thank you!

    I had a good time, The class was in a very relaxing and positive atmosphere, the instructor was patient, and the end result was a great journal and hopes to expand my skills in this paper art! Thank you!

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    Monica H.
    Reviewed on 10/17/16

    Katie is wonderful! Showing us the technical aspects in clear, concise steps and then allowing us ample time to complete them. Her choices for personalizing and decorations is awesome. Very approachable with problems or help.

    Katie is wonderful! Showing us the technical aspects in clear, concise steps and then allowing us ample time to complete them. Her choices for personalizing and decorations is awesome. Very approachable with problems or help.

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    Julie J.
    Reviewed on 08/22/16

    The Bookbinding 101 class was wonderful and very easy to follow along. We had so much fun and told basically everyone we knew about this class. Everything from the background music to the supplies out for us to choose from to the friendly atmosphere made this class perfect. We would definitely take another class with this instructor.

    The Bookbinding 101 class was wonderful and very easy to follow along. We had so much fun and told basically everyone we knew about this class. Everything from the background music to the supplies out for us to choose from to the friendly atmosphere made this class perfect. We would definitely take another class with this instructor.

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    Sara O.
    Reviewed on 07/25/16

    This class was a really good time - had the opportunity to really hands-on make something and took away a beautiful book that I can use/brag about

    This class was a really good time - had the opportunity to really hands-on make something and took away a beautiful book that I can use/brag about

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    Deborah C.
    Reviewed on 07/24/16

    Katie taught me a great skill that I will use. Wonderful class, recommend to anyone who draws or journals. Thanks Katie!!!

    Katie taught me a great skill that I will use. Wonderful class, recommend to anyone who draws or journals. Thanks Katie!!!

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    Valeria M.
    Reviewed on 07/07/16

    I have always wanted to learn bookbinding and Katie's class was the perfect opportunity. A wonderful selection of art papers, ribbons, trinkets, etc., makes designing and constructing your book fun. I was pleased with my design! I now have a foundation from which to do more!

    I have always wanted to learn bookbinding and Katie's class was the perfect opportunity. A wonderful selection of art papers, ribbons, trinkets, etc., makes designing and constructing your book fun. I was pleased with my design! I now have a foundation from which to do more!

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    Katrina D.
    Reviewed on 06/28/16

    Wow! This is one impressively well organized instructor. Each person had their own kit of materials with detailed instructions. We had a lot of fun materials to choose from. The instructor was pleasant, friendly and helpful. I would definitely take a class with her again!

    Wow! This is one impressively well organized instructor. Each person had their own kit of materials with detailed instructions. We had a lot of fun materials to choose from. The instructor was pleasant, friendly and helpful. I would definitely take a class with her again!

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    Royce H.
    Reviewed on 03/06/16

    Super fun! We learned how to Coptic stitch - which is something I never thought I would do! The teacher was amazing, had time for all of us, and made sure we got everything right, with a handy notebook and incredibly helpful, detailed instructions. Would highly recommend this class for anyone over the age of 12 even if they aren't artsy or craftsy.
    As a note: found this class totally by accident. Best money I've spent in the past year.

    Super fun! We learned how to Coptic stitch - which is something I never thought I would do! The teacher was amazing, had time for all of us, and made sure we got everything right, with a handy notebook and incredibly helpful, detailed instructions. Would highly recommend this class for anyone over the age of 12 even if they aren't artsy or craftsy.
    As a note: found this class totally by accident. Best money I've spent in the past year.

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    Eva Y.
    Reviewed on 10/04/15

    Definitely wonderful experience. Thinking of bringing friends to this class again

    Definitely wonderful experience. Thinking of bringing friends to this class again

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    D K.
    Reviewed on 07/06/15

    There are two things I want you to know about this class:

    1. Katie is warm, friendly, and super talented. You will walk out with something gorgeous under her instruction.
    2. Katie has SO many options to make a gorgeous book. So. Many! She gives you ample time to figure out what you want to make and how you want it to look, and she can even walk you through the many choices.

    Take this class. Make yourself a journal. Or a new notebook. Or a custom sketch book. Anything you make will be incredible!

    There are two things I want you to know about this class:

    1. Katie is warm, friendly, and super talented. You will walk out with something gorgeous under her instruction.
    2. Katie has SO many options to make a gorgeous book. So. Many! She gives you ample time to figure out what you want to make and how you want it to look, and she can even walk you through the many choices.

    Take this class. Make yourself a journal. Or a new notebook. Or a custom sketch book. Anything you make will be incredible!

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    Vanessa F.
    Reviewed on 03/10/15

    I loved this class! It was fantastic! I thought Katie was thorough and offered a variety of decorating items. Her instructions were clear and my book came out fabulously!

    Can't wait to try some of her other classes!

    I loved this class! It was fantastic! I thought Katie was thorough and offered a variety of decorating items. Her instructions were clear and my book came out fabulously!

    Can't wait to try some of her other classes!

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    Theresa C.
    Reviewed on 01/26/15

    This class was well organized and taught in such small, digestible pieces that I remember what we did and could probably do it again on my own if I wanted to. I'm more likely to go back for a second class though, because Katie has a wonderful work space and a ton of awesome paper and decoration options. It was a ton of fun, very instructive and I left with a handmade book that looks pretty awesome.

    This class was well organized and taught in such small, digestible pieces that I remember what we did and could probably do it again on my own if I wanted to. I'm more likely to go back for a second class though, because Katie has a wonderful work space and a ton of awesome paper and decoration options. It was a ton of fun, very instructive and I left with a handmade book that looks pretty awesome.

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    Cynthia T.
    Reviewed on 01/26/15

    Really enjoyed the class!!

    Really enjoyed the class!!

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    Silvana T.
    Reviewed on 06/15/14

    My husband and I took a bookbinding class together with Kathy Netti.
    She was very warm and welcoming, she had all her supplies on display, and a lot of things to choose from.Her instructions were great and easy to follow , she was open to all questions, and gave us a lot of tips to apply in future projects.
    We got out of the class with our very own books, and we had a great time!!!
    We loved the class

    My husband and I took a bookbinding class together with Kathy Netti.
    She was very warm and welcoming, she had all her supplies on display, and a lot of things to choose from.Her instructions were great and easy to follow , she was open to all questions, and gave us a lot of tips to apply in future projects.
    We got out of the class with our very own books, and we had a great time!!!
    We loved the class

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    Emmy C.
    Reviewed on 03/31/14

    Katie was a great teacher with such a fantastic array of supplies to use for our own books. Definitely recommend this class for the crafty folks out there!

    Katie was a great teacher with such a fantastic array of supplies to use for our own books. Definitely recommend this class for the crafty folks out there!

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    Frank C.
    Reviewed on 02/18/14

    Katie was knowledgeable and very helpful. She also hady plenty of material to use and everybody had a place to work with all the tools we needed.

    Katie was knowledgeable and very helpful. She also hady plenty of material to use and everybody had a place to work with all the tools we needed.

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    Kyle A.
    Reviewed on 02/17/14

    The class was really fun and useful. The instructor provided all the materials and had lots of paper and decorations to choose from. I made a cute book that I am really happy with and feel like I could make more books on my own reasonably well. The class was in the instructors home, which at first felt a little funny, but she was very friendly and welcoming.

    The class was really fun and useful. The instructor provided all the materials and had lots of paper and decorations to choose from. I made a cute book that I am really happy with and feel like I could make more books on my own reasonably well. The class was in the instructors home, which at first felt a little funny, but she was very friendly and welcoming.

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