Erin Fletcher : Fine Binding & Edition Binding

$325 — Workshop Fee
Registration closed on November 20th
4 sessions:
December 1, 3, 8, 10
(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)
Workshop // Cross Structure Binding

Description
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.

Skill Level: Beginner



Material Kit
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 November 20th. Below is a list 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.

Required
  • 300mm ruler
  • ½” Flat Paintbrush
  • PVA or similar adhesive
  • Waste Paper
  • Cutting Mat
  • Craft knife – Olfa or X-acto
  • Scissors
  • Pin Vise (size 166B) or Awl
  • #18 Blunt Sewing Needle
  • Bone Folder
  • Pencil
  • 18/3 Dyed Thread

Optional
  • Punching Cradle
  • Beeswax


For International Students
For students living outside of the United States, please contact me to secure your spot and pay the registration fee through PayPal (no account needed). Material kits will not be provided to international students, so the cost of the material kit will be deducted from the registration fee. I will provide a suggested list of materials, dimensions, and work with international students to source the materials.


Refund Policy
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.