Erin Fletcher : Fine Binding & Edition Binding

$70 - $325 // Workshop Fee
Registration closes on November 18th
1-5 Sessions:
November 30, December 2, 7, 9, 14
(Tuesday & Thursday evenings)

All sessions will run from:
6:00 – 9:00pm (eastern time)
5:00 – 8:00pm (central time)
4:00 – 7:00pm (mountain time)
3:00 – 6:00pm (pacific time)
Workshop // Choose Your Own Adventure: Cross Structure

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 and can be constructed in a range of styles. The structure is uniquely constructed by interlocking the front and back cover at the spine. It is suitable in conservation or new bindings, such as journals or decorative bindings. For this workshop, you can sign up for any number of sessions.

Choose Your Own Adventure:
Session 1 – Basic
Session 2 – Protective
Session 3 – Hidden
Session 4 – MarcoPolo
Session 5 – Solo

Sign up for all 5 and receive a $25 discount.

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 18th. 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.

  • Cutting mat and Olfa knife (X-acto blade will also work)
  • Small glue brush (prefer a ½” flat paintbrush)
  • 300mm metal ruler
  • Pin Vise (size B) or Awl
  • #18 blunt sewing needles
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • PVA
  • Waste paper
  • 18/3 Dyed Thread

  • Beeswax
  • Punching Cradle (optional, but will be very handy for this workshop)
  • Japanese Screw Punch

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 60 days. A link to the recording will be sent out 1 day after it is recorded.

Refund Policy
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.