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Upcoming Workshops // January – April

January 12, 2021 by Erin Fletcher

JANUARY
Embroidered Leather Binding
SOLD OUT // Add your name to the waitlist

FEBRUARY
2-Day: Shrigley
Maine Media Workshops + College
SOLD OUT // Add your name to the waitlist

MARCH
Choose Your Own Adventure: Non-Adhesive Bindings
1 – 5 Sessions // March 4 – 18 (Tuesday and Thursday evenings)
6:00 – 9:00pm (EST)
Sign- up by February 22 to receive your material kit!

The number of ways to sew a book can seem almost endless. In this workshop, students can explore up to six different sewing patterns that are left exposed on the spine offering both structural support to the binding and unique decoration. Learning these sewing patterns, which stem from historical structures, will give students the foundation and knowledge to further explore non-adhesive bindings on their own.

APRIL
Box Series
4 Sessions // April 20 – 29 (Tuesday and Thursday evenings)
6:00 – 8:30pm (EST)
Sign-up by April 9 to receive your material kit!

Boxes come in all shapes and sizes. In this workshop, we’ll look at just three examples: French-Tray with Drop Spine, Clamshell and Japanese Box Case. Students will learn how to assemble these three styles of boxes while also discussing the ways to measure for custom box-making. This workshop will give you the foundational skills to build and modify your own boxes. It will also explore different ways of creating closures for boxes.

Flatback Case Binding
2 Sessions // April 24 – 25 (Saturday and Sunday morning)
10:00am – 1:00pm (EST)
Sign-up by April 14 to receive your material kit!

The Flatback Case Binding is one of the most common and recognizable structures today. In this workshop, students will learn foundational binding skills to assemble two different styles of covering known as quarter cloth and half cloth. The Flatback Case Binding is easy to construct and is perfect for small publications, artist books, journals and more.


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