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The Bindery

Typewriter Mischief: A Night of Playful Writing

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Let's banish that writer's block! (...and have some vintage fun while doing so). This class offers students the chance to experience writing sans-screens on a collection of historic typing machines! Come clack-clack the nigh… read more

Milwaukee Zine Fest

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Milwaukee Zine Fest is a free annual celebration of zine culture, small press publishing, and other independent, self-created wonders in magazine-like format.  More than 100 vendors from all over the country pop up at Milwau… read more

Japanese Stab Binding

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Join us for an evening of book making using a traditional, Japanese-style of decorative binding. This popular stab-binding technique results in exterior stitching patterns that are visible (and beautiful) on the front and re… read more

Masterclass: Full Leather, Hardcover Binding (Traditional Raised Band Style)

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Join this season's popular, 7-session Masterclass taught by bookbinding expert, Daniel Ehn. In this intermediate-to-advanced level workshop, students will craft a hardcover blank book, fully-covered in fine goatskin, from st… read more

Riso Basics: Discover Risography with BEARBEAR

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Riso Basics is an exploratory workshop for those who want to understand what Risograph prints have to offer, how the process works, and how Risography translates visual information onto the page.

Marbling 101: Experimental Designs

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Join us for a paper marbling adventure! This class is suitable for total beginners who want to experiment and explore with color, style and technique: results will vary from person to person and sheet to sheet in this fun, c… read more

Letterpress for Queers: Safe Space Printing

Milwaukee, WI CDT
This class is for Queer-identified folks only (and taught by Queer instructors) in order to create safe space for LGBTQIA artisans to gather, work, and learn.This quick letterpress experience is designed to get folks printin… read more

Keepsake Boxes: A Beginner's Guide to Archival Box Building

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Have a trinket you want to protect? A special gift to encase? Join us to learn how to make a 4" x 6" x 2" flip-top box using traditional book arts techniques and materials.

Hardcover 101: Hand-Sewn Memo Books

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Try your hand at bookbinding with this beginner's-level workshop that results in two 5"x3.5" memo books! In this class each participant will produce their own sewn blank books with a cased-in hardcover including a decorative… read more

Intermediate Marbling: Special Techniques

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Join us for a paper marbling adventure--even if you've taken marbling with us before! This class builds off the skills learned in our Marbling 101 class (which is not a prerequisite, but certainly suggested).

Drop Spine Boxes: Intermediate Box Building

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Join us for an evening of handcrafted box-making.  Drop spine boxes are highly customizable and can store books, paper, objects, or other flat items. They are a great intermediate-level project for those who have made simila… read more

Handsewn Headbands

Milwaukee, WI CDT
Let's learn about headbands (and how to make our own)!  In modern, commercial bookbinding, headbands appear at the top and bottom of a book’s page block to provide a subtle touch of decoration. They’re a hint of colorful fla… read more
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Past Events

Inspired Marbling Techniques

Inspired Marbling Techniques

Milwaukee, WI
Join us for a paper marbling adventure--even if you've taken marbling with us before! This class explores specific tricks and techniques in marbling that create wowing swirls and eye-popping patterns. It is suitable for total beginners who want to experiment, but delves into more intermediate and …
Tuesday, January 16 2024 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Printshop Rummage Sale!

Printshop Rummage Sale!

Milwaukee, WI
*** UPDATE: we had such huge interest in this event that we will no longer be open Sunday (as originally advertised! There is very little left! Swing by for rock bottom prices the rest of Saturday... then we'll see ya at the next one! **** Join us and our pals bearbear: come rummage through our …
Saturday, February 17 2024 12:00 PM 6:00 PM

Zine Fest Letterpress Poster Print Party (Sliding Scale!)

Zine Fest Letterpress Poster Print Party (Sliding Scale!)

Milwaukee, WI
Curious about letterpress? Love Milwaukee Zine Fest? Swing by The Bindery at ANY POINT of this open house to help print our annual letterpress poster for MZF.  We'll have historic wood and metal type on our Vandercook press, plus a new linocut block by local artist and printmaker, Hunter Louis. Th…
Saturday, March 30 2024 3:00 PM 5:00 PM

Leather 101: Prepping for Bookwork

Leather 101: Prepping for Bookwork

Milwaukee, WI
Books have been covered in leather over a millennium: this class is your first step in learning how to start a leather book project of your own. *Note: this class is one in a three-part series that builds toward a final 19th Century-style, full leatherbound book.  It can be taken on its own but in…
Thursday, December 7 2023 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Hardcover Pocket Memo Books: Intro to Hand-Sewn Binding

Hardcover Pocket Memo Books: Intro to Hand-Sewn Binding

Milwaukee, WI
Try your hand at bookbinding with this beginner's-level workshop that results in two hard-bound memo books!  In this class each participant will produce their own sewn blank books with a cased-in hardcover including a decorative paper covering, rounded corners, and a cloth-covered spine. All mater…
Thursday, January 25 2024 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Letterpress 101: Printing Posters with Wood Type

Letterpress 101: Printing Posters with Wood Type

Milwaukee, WI
This class is for those looking to learn the core foundations of letterpress printing here at the shop, using our collection of historic wood type as inspiration! Ideal for anyone who would like to make their own work here in the future, or for curious beginners who want an overview of the basics w…
Tuesday, December 12 2023 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Typewriting: Using Old Tools to Spark New Ideas

Typewriting: Using Old Tools to Spark New Ideas

Milwaukee, WI
If you enjoy writing, you know that inspiration can ebb and flow. Let's banish that writer's block! Trying another writing tool can be a useful departure from the norm, and typewriters offer an excellent opportunity to compose differently. Join us for this evening of manual typing to experience how…
Wednesday, February 7 2024 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

PAPERJAM Holiday Market

PAPERJAM Holiday Market

Milwaukee, WI
PAPERJAM is Milwaukee's collaborative pop-up market for book lovers and print nerds hosted here at The Bindery (347 E. Ward Street in Bay View). Our extremely popular one-stop holiday shopping experience is back for 2023: this year bigger, better and all weekend long! Come by Saturday, 12/2 or Sun…
Sat, Dec 2 2023 10:00 AM Fri, Dec 8 2023 8:00 PM

Full Leather, Hardcover Binding: 19th Century Raised Band Style

Full Leather, Hardcover Binding: 19th Century Raised Band Style

Milwaukee, WI
In this intermediate level class, students will craft a hardcover blank journal, fully-cased in fine goatskin, from start to finish. This series is geared toward students with foundational experience in crafting hardcover books—either through their own practice, or taking at least an introduction t…
Thu, Jan 11 2024 6:00 PM Thu, Feb 8 2024 9:00 PM

Riso Basics: Discover Risography with BEARBEAR

Riso Basics: Discover Risography with BEARBEAR

Milwaukee, WI
Riso Basics is an exploratory workshop for those who want to understand what Risograph prints have to offer, how the process works, and how Risography translates visual information onto the page.  What makes Riso prints so alluring? How does a Risograph print specialty colors and impart that retro…
Saturday, December 9 2023 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

The Bindery

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