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Our Project: Bookbinding Instructional Videos -- “Ten Book Workshop” --To be available on DVD and HD digital download. For a preview of all ten book styles/structures, watch the video above (Note: the still photo above does not show all ten book structures.)

Why you’ll want to pledge: 1.) Making books is really cool. 2.) You’ll get sweet prizes -- see our Rewards on the right. 3.) If you pledge $12 or more, you’ll be able to view online our initial cuts of the video, and have an opportunity to give feedback to help us make it better before we release the final video. 4.) The video will be for beginning and intermediate bookbinders. The workshop is designed to build a solid foundation of knowledge for anything  you might wish to do with bookbinding. Not the book making type? Maybe you know someone who is. 

Production Costs: $5900 -- It will actually cost more, but we’re covering $1000, not counting the time we’ll be putting in.

The following slideshow shows some books we have made. It includes book structures taught in the Ten Book Workshop as well as other book structures - you can watch the video above for a look at the ten structures we'll teach in the Ten Book Workshop video.

We’re Karleigh and Daniel Heywood, and we create handmade books (there’s a little more about who we are below). Even better, we teach others how to create handmade books. One of our classes is a Ten Book Workshop, sometimes taught one evening a week for five weeks, or for the more adventurous, taught in two consecutive days for seven hours each day. We want to create a video version of this workshop, and not only create it, but do so with some professional video production polish. We’ve made a few no-budget videos, but they just don’t meet the same high standard of quality we strive for in our books and in our live workshops. To make videos the way we think they should be made, including great image quality and great sound quality, we need some funds. If you pledge funds for our project, not only will we love you forever, but you’ll get one of the rewards shown on the right. One reward all pledgers of $12 or more will receive is the opportunity to preview and give feedback on the videos as we complete them, allowing us to make changes and improvements before releasing the final version. We think that’s pretty cool. It will allow the videos to be that much better, and ensure the teaching is clear due to everyone’s feedback.

Karleigh is the real teacher in the workshops we teach, with Daniel lending a much needed helping hand when class sizes call for it. Karleigh will be the featured instructor in the videos, with Daniel serving as creative consultant, director of photography, editor, etc.

We’re incredibly excited about this and hope you are too. For everyone who pledges, or even just shares this project with someone else, thank you so very much.

The ten book structures covered in the video will be (also shown in the first video at top of this page):

- Single Sheet Books
- Chap Books
- Japanese Stab Bound Books
- Flower Fold Books
- Accordion Book with Signatures and Pockets
- Circle Accordion book
- Hinged Cover Book
- Leather Longstitch
- Hardcover Longstitch
- Hardcover book sewn onto tapes (with a hollow spine or a drop spine)

Places we have taught:

. Focus on Book Arts Conference - Forest Grove, Oregon
. Snow College - Ephraim, Utah
. Bountiful Davis Art Center - Bountiful, Utah
. Central Utah Art Center - Ephraim, Utah
. Provo Art and Frame - Provo, Utah

Upcoming Live Workshops:

"Exposed Stitch Books"
"Cord Bound Book"
"Raised and Inset Designs"
23 Sandy Gallery
Portland, Oregon
June 4-6, 2012

"Book Art Workshops"
Los Angeles, California
May 7 - 12, 2012

"Ten Book Course"
Snow College - Ephraim, Utah
March 13 - April 12, 2012

"Cordbound Book"
Bountiful Davis Art Center
March 8, 2012

"10 Book Workshop"
Bountiful Davis Art Center
March 9-10, 2012

Who we are:

Karleigh has been a book artist or book binder for seven years, and has been informally teaching book arts for nearly as long. She has been formally teaching book binding classes for the past three years (a list of places taught is above). “I find I love teaching others how to make books at least as much as I love making books my self (maybe even more). As a bonus, when my class sizes are large enough, Daniel comes and helps me teach.” We have been selling books online for the past four years (since 2008). Our online shops are karleighjae.etsy.com and danielheywood.etsy.com. We started with Karleigh’s shop, which she named by default (we’re not very clever with names), but we’ve both been operating the store all along. Daniel later started his shop to put his artistic photography in (he’s also a portrait and wedding photographer - heywood-photography.com), but it evolved into being an illustration and handmade book store. Last and most important, we are the parents of two boys, ages five and two. Our oldest sometimes asks us to teach him to make books and with Daniel’s help he’s already made a few to date.

FAQ:

Q: Can I play the DVD in Region 2 (or any other Region)?

A: The DVD will be region free. More about regions here.

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Q: Is the DVD NTSC or PAL?

A: It is NTSC, which may be a concern for some people in some parts of the world. Here is a link to a page listing countries where DVD players will play NTSC discs. If your country is not on the list, you might not be able to play an NTSC DVD, however, some DVD players will play both NTSC and PAL.

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    Rewards #1 and #2, and any single illustration print from www.danielheywood.etsy.com. The print reward will be delivered soon after project funded, with reward #2 being fulfilled about September of this year. Please add $2.50 for International shipping. (Note that this reward was added after pledges were made to the $25 rewards, making those rewards uneditable, so when they say "+ All of the above" they do not refer to this $18 reward.)

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    Rewards one and two above + Karleigh and Daniel will teach a live and in person 2 day Ten Book Workshop anywhere in the U.S. for up to 15 students. This is a steal of a deal at $165 per person. Each student receives a DVD and HD download, Basic Tools Kit, and all materials necessary to make the books. You will need to cover our travel expenses for any distance beyond 150 miles from our home. Before pledging, please contact us with your location so we may discuss dates and travel expenses. Available dates begin in Fall 2012, or possibly sooner.

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    Rewards one and two above + Karleigh and Daniel will teach a live and in person 4 day workshop anywhere in the U.S. for up to 15 students. (Includes: two day Ten Book Workshop, Cordbound Book Workshop, Raised and Inset Designs in Paper and Fabric and Leather. Other options available as well). This is a steal of a deal at $300 per person. Each student receives a DVD and HD download, Basic Tools Kit, and all materials necessary for each workshop. You will need to cover our travel expenses for any distance beyond 150 miles from our home. Before pledging, please contact us with your location so we may discuss dates and travel expenses. Available dates begin in Fall 2012, or possibly sooner.

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