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June 2015

Pulp to Paper, Print to Book, Session 2

June 21, 2015, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Soapbox, 4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Using the handmade papers from Part 1 of the workshop, participants will create a simple, printed notebook/sketchbook structure.

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August 2015

Language as Material

August 2, 2015, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Soapbox, 4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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$25

Explore a hybrid space by integrating writing and visual art. Discover how to unearth the blueprint of physical forms in your writing and utilize the power of language as a material.

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September 2015

Exposed Spine Binding

September 6, 2015, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Soapbox, 4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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$25

Learn a new multi-signature binding structure with Anna Lehr Mueser. We'll create a hardcover book with an exposed spine, using the dynamic long-stitch binding method in a new way to bring the stitching into high visibility on the spine.  Experiment with sewing techniques to create a beautiful, expressive book.  This class is suitable for beginners and experienced bookbinders. Fee includes all supplies. Discount for members. Go to www.phillysoapbox.org/register-for-workshops/‎ to sign up. Email info@phillysoapbox.org with questions or for information about membership.

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Japanese Stab Binding

September 20, 2015, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Soapbox, 4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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$25

Explore traditional Japanese techniques for binding a stack of single sheets of paper using decorative stitching. Use thin, elegant papers, learn to make paper staples, and discover both simple and more complex methods for embellishing your spine. Experienced book maker Mary Tasillo will guide you through the steps. Fee includes all materials and is discounted for members. Go to www.phillysoapbox.org/register-for-workshops/‎ to sign up. Email info@phillysoapbox.org with questions or for information about membership.

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July 2016

From Plant to Paper, Paper to Book (Co-Hosted with the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education)

July 15, 2016, 5:00 pm - July 16, 2016, 4:00 pm
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$75

Join paper artist Nicole Donnelly to explore plant-based papermaking and bookbinding, in collaboration with The Schulkill Center for Environmental Education.  In this two-part workshop, learn the process of making paper by hand, starting by harvesting the plants.  On Friday, take a walking tour of the Schuylkill Center grounds to identify and  collect invasive plants for papermaking.  Bringing these back to the classroom, learn how the fibers are prepared and have some fun beating them into paper pulp. We’ll provide wine…

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February 2018

Coptic Binding Workshop & Open Hours

February 4, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Soapbox at May Street, 1323 S. May St.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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WORKSHOP Learn to make books with multiple signature and exposed spines with the single needle Coptic stitch. This non-adhesive binding is a good foundational stitch that lends itself to further exploration.We will create covers, fold signatures, punch the holes, and sew the book together. Beginners are welcome! With Teresa Silva. $35, discount for members. Registration required: www.phillysoapbox.org/register-for-workshops/ OPEN HOURS Browse our library holdings and learn about upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. Also check our blog’s Featured Zine section to get…

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March 2018

LONG-STITCH BOOK WORKSHOP & OPEN HOURS

March 18, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Soapbox at May Street, 1323 S. May St.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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NOW FULL - WORKSHOP This historical binding is a quick and beautiful way to make a sketchbook or journal with multiple signatures. Students will learn a basic stitch and variations to explore independently. Walk away with a sewing card and two different styles of journals, plus the confidence to make many more books. With Amanda D'Amico. $35, discount for members. To join the waitlist for this workshop, visit www.phillysoapbox.org/register-for-workshops. OPEN HOURS Browse our library holdings and learn about upcoming workshops…

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February 2019

Innovative Stab Binding Structures – FULL

February 6, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Soapbox, 4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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$35

Registration now full. Join our waitlist. Stab bindings can be enormously creative and visually distinctive. Learn or review a basic 4-hole stab binding. Then, learn a custom variation, Becca Hirsbrunner's Star Binding, and discuss how to develop your own patterns. This workshop builds skills for those who have worked with the stab binding before, while being approachable for beginners. Member Level Non-Member Registration $35.00 USD Member Registration $30.00 USD About the instructor: TERESA SILVA is a self-taught artist who works…

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July 2019

Work Day / Workshop: Long Stitch Journal Making

July 20, 2019, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Soapbox, 4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Free

The Soapbox announces our 2nd Work Day/ Workshop event of the summer! Donate two hours of your time to complete some of the urgent projects needed in the studio in exchange for a FREE two hour bookbinding workshop taught by Amanda D'Amico (Soapbox studio and board member). This historical binding is a quick and beautiful way to make a sketchbook or journal with multiple signatures. Walk away with a soft cover, multi-signature journal, plus the confidence to make many more…

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August 2019

Caterpillar Binding Workshop

August 22, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Soapbox, 4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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$30 – $35

Join The Soapbox to learn a unique bookbinding technique--the caterpillar binding!

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