$325 — Workshop Fee
Registration closes on May 25th
June 8, 10, 15, 17
(Tuesday and Thursday mornings)
10:00am – 12:30pm (eastern time)
9:00am – 11:30am (central time)
8:00am – 10:30am (mountain time)
7:00am – 9:30am (pacific time)
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.
Skill Level: Beginner
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 May 25th. 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.
- 300mm ruler
- ½” Flat Paintbrush
- PVA or similar adhesive
- Waste Paper
- Cutting Mat
- Craft knife – Olfa or X-acto
- Pin Vise (size 166B) or Awl
- #18 Blunt Sewing Needle
- Bone Folder
- 18/3 Dyed Thread
Offered for USA & International Students
You are welcome to sign up for this workshop regardless of your location. However, at this time kits will only be shipped to students within the US. If you are outside of the US, please email me
directly in order to register and recieve information about prepping your own material kit.
Each Workshop is Recorded
All workshops will be recorded and made available to all registered students for a period of 30 days. A link to the recording will be sent out 1 day after it is recorded.
No refunds will be issued once material kits are shipped or 10 days prior to the start of the workshop. Workshops will run with a minimum of 4 students, if this number is not met then a refund will be issued.