August 18, 20, 25, 27
(Tuesday and Thursday evenings)
6:00 – 8:30pm (eastern time)
5:00 – 7:30pm (central time)
4:00 – 6:30pm (mountain time)
3:00 – 5:30pm (pacific time)
* The last session will run for an extra 30 minutes for Q&A
Workshop // Cross Structure Binding
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.
This workshop will be live instruction through Zoom. Open to students at any skill level, but please contact me if you have questions determining if this workshop is right for you.
The workshop fee includes a material kit which will be shipped to you prior to the workshop. In order to receive the material kit on time, please register by August 7th. Below is a list of of tools and materials that you must supply yourself.
Tools and Materials
Students must supply the following tools and materials. Check out the vendor list
for recommended suppliers.
- 300mm ruler
- ½” Flat Paintbrush
- PVA or similar adhesive
- Waste Paper
- Cutting Mat
- Craft knife – Olfa or X-acto
- Pin Vise (size B) or Awl
- #18 Blunt Sewing Needle
- Bone Folder
- 18/3 Dyed Thread
Currently only offered for USA residents
I am currently only offering online content to students based in the United States due to current restrictions on shipments. If you are an international student that would like to set up a private session, please feel free to contact me directly.
No refunds will be issued once material kits are shipped or 10 days prior to the start of the workshop. Workshop will run with a minimum of 4 students, if this number is not met then a refund will be issued.