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Last Two Workshops for 2020

October 15, 2020 by Erin Fletcher

We are getting to the end of 2020 (finally) and these are the final workshops for the year. A cheerful hoorah and thanks to everyone who has participated in my online workshops since I began this past summer. I am working on new classes for 2021 and I’d love your input. Tell me what topics you are looking for in a workshop by filling out this form.

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NOVEMBER
Limp Case Binding
4 Sessions // November 7 – 15 (Saturday and Sunday mornings)
10:00am – 12:30pm (EST)
Sign-up by October 28 to receive your material kit!
Register here – 4 spots left

With the advent of printing in the 15th century books were printed in larger quantities creating a higher demand for bookbinders. Limp binding structures came about as a way for binders to quickly construct an elegant and durable binding for this new demand. This beautiful style of binding is suitable for conservation or new bindings. Students will learn the proper sewing pattern for this structure, create hand-sewn endbands and how to properly fold the cover before lacing in the text block.

In this workshop, students will learn the technique for constructing a Limp Case binding in either handmade paper or vellum. Access to a sewing frame is required for the vellum version of this binding.


DECEMBER
Cross Structure Binding
4 Sessions // December 1 – 10 (Tuesday and Thursday evenings)
6:00 – 8:30pm (EST)
Sign-up by November 20 to receive your material kit!
Register here – 4 spots left

The Cross Structure binding is a non-adhesive binding that offers much freedom to the text block. This 20th century design is greatly inspired by the Long Stitch bindings of the medieval era. It is suitable in conservation or new bindings, such as travel journals or decorative bindings. The structure is uniquely constructed by interlocking the front and back cover at the spine.

In this workshop, students will create 4 variations of the Cross Structure binding working with both handmade paper and leather to create their models.


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