Last night I taught a binding workshop at the Mills studio. It was very small, which I thought was actually preferable, because instead of going through "now this hole, now this hole," I learned a new sewing from a Keith Smith book along with them--I showed them how to follow the diagrams and sewing patterns. It was great...we made a 3 signature weave.
And so regarding Sara's question regarding books on making books:
There are 3 of 4 of these books, and I've used the 1, 2, & 3 Signature Sewings (above) and the Exposed Spine sewings to teach myself various things. I learned coptics, greeks, caterpillars this way. And I'm pretty much ready to tackle any sewing at this point!! Bring it on!
Because that's the thing about bookbinding. It's far more intimidating than it is difficult.
(Sara, you can do it!)