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Designing a Pad Glue Book

  • Doria Goocher Studio/Home 5623 Madra Avenue San Diego, CA, 92120 United States (map)

A Book Arts Basics class
by Doria Goocher
5623 Madra Avenue
San Diego, CA 92120

Cost: $40 members/$50 nonmembers
$4.00 Materials Fee
Class limit: 6
For more information contact Janis Reeser.

Starting with a book block, students will add padding compound to the spine that binds the pages together. Then, they will cover the front and back covers with decorative papers. To finish, a strong 4” strap of paper will connect front to back, wrapping around the spine. The book will measure 2-1/2” x 6-3/4”. The advantage of a pad glue book is that you can tear a page from it without damaging the book. Students may make additional books during this session. This is a fun and quick method of designing an artful book that makes a delightful gift.

Doria Goocher is a San Diego native who started her business, “Designs by Doria” 37 years ago. As a fiber artist, she has recently been designing images with fiber and paper. Her designs have been featured in books and magazines. Her paper products are sold in museum and gallery gift shops. Doria’s art books have been shown in many of SDBA exhibitions. View her work on her website:

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