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Personalized Holiday Card Sets

Milwaukee, WI CST
No matter how you celebrate the winter season, everyone loves getting a specialty-printed card! Join us to make your own set of 12 Risographed and letterpressed holiday cards.

Riso Basics: Discover Risography With bearbear

Milwaukee, WI CST
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 all… read more

Experimental Paper Marbling

Milwaukee, WI CST
Join us for a paper marbling adventure! This class is suitable for 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, casual … read more

Hardcover/Sewn Bookbinding

Milwaukee, WI CST
Try your hand at bookbinding with this beginner's-level workshop that results in two hard-bound memo books!  In this class led by The Bindery's lead bookbinder, Daniel Ehn, each participant will produce their own sewn blank … read more

A Slipcase for Any Book

Milwaukee, WI CST
This beginner's level course explores slipcase making in a custom way for each student: bring your own special book from home and learn to make a cozy, perfectly-sized case for it!  Every student will be making their own ope… read more

Japanese Stab Binding

Milwaukee, WI CST
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 visable (and beautiful) on the front and re… read more

Letterpress 101: Printing Posters with Wood Type

Milwaukee, WI CST
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 i… read more

Riso Notebook Bar: Spiral Bound Memo Books

Milwaukee, WI CST
Create cover-to-cover custom spiral notebooks with team bearbear and team Bindery! With spiral binding, every page can be a different paper, thickness, or color, with diverse elements woven together for a handy notebook that… read more
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Past Events

Behind the Scenes @ The Bindery: A Public Tour

Behind the Scenes @ The Bindery: A Public Tour

Milwaukee, WI
Join us for a tour of our facility with owner and Managing Direction, Zachary Lifton. This casual walkthrough will feature the areas where we print, sew, and create books using 100 year-old equipment in the heart of Bay View. We'll touch on our history as the former Wisconsin Book Bindery, and take…
Saturday, October 15 2022 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

PAPERJAM Holiday Market

PAPERJAM Holiday Market

Milwaukee, WI
PAPERJAM is Milwaukee's new collaborative pop-up market for book lovers and print nerds hosted here at The Bindery! Featuring books, prints, and paper goods from over a dozen local organizations and artisans. Come grab the perfect gift for your favorite bookworm (or pick up something for yourself)!…
Saturday, December 3 2022 10:00 AM 6:00 PM

Build-a-Book: Riso Notebook Bar

Build-a-Book: Riso Notebook Bar

Milwaukee, WI
Create cover-to-cover custom spiral notebooks with team bearbear and team Bindery! With spiral binding, every page can be a different paper, thickness, or color, with diverse elements woven together for a handy notebook that fits your needs and style. Perfect for grocery lists, jotting down dreams,…
Saturday, November 5 2022 2:00 PM 5:00 PM

Japanese Stab Binding

Japanese Stab Binding

Milwaukee, WI
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 visable (and beautiful) on the front and rear covers. Each student will learn two different stitches and produce two s…
Tuesday, November 15 2022 6:00 PM 8:00 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…
Saturday, November 12 2022 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

Riso Technics: Training for Members

Riso Technics: Training for Members

Milwaukee, WI
Riso Technics is a technical workshop that is required for those who want to use the Risograph printer as a member or resident at The Bindery.This class dives into the nitty-gritty specifics of operating the Risograph on your own. You must take this class + book a free orientation to qualify for me…
Mon, Aug 22 2022 5:30 PM Fri, Nov 4 2022 7:30 PM

Experimental Paper Marbling

Experimental Paper Marbling

Milwaukee, WI
Join us for a paper marbling adventure! This class is suitable for 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, casual evening. Each student will learn the basics of marbling set-up including a…
Mon, Sep 19 2022 6:00 PM Mon, Oct 17 2022 8:00 PM

Behind the Scenes @ The Bindery: A Public Tour

Behind the Scenes @ The Bindery: A Public Tour

Milwaukee, WI
Join us for a tour of our facility with owner and Managing Direction, Zachary Lifton. This casual walkthrough will feature the areas where we print, sew, and create books using 100 year-old equipment in the heart of Bay View. We'll touch on our history as the former Wisconsin Book Bindery, and take…
Saturday, December 3 2022 2:00 PM 3:00 PM

Letterpress Technics: Training for Members

Letterpress Technics: Training for Members

Milwaukee, WI
Letterpress Technics is a two-part training that covers the ins’n’outs of printing here at The Bindery using our Vandercook No. 4, and Vandercook table-top No. 099. These presses can be used with our collection of wooden type, metal type, and Ludlow slugs--or they can be set to do other kinds of re…
Sat, Sep 3 2022 2:00 PM Tue, Oct 4 2022 8:30 PM

Japanese Stab Binding

Japanese Stab Binding

Milwaukee, WI
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 visable (and beautiful) on the front and rear covers. Each student will learn two different stitches and produce two s…
Tuesday, October 11 2022 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

The Bindery

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