Erin Fletcher : Fine Binding & Edition Binding

$195 — Workshop Fee
Registration closes on April 11th
Registration closes on April 15th
2 Sessions:
April 23 & 25
(Tuesday & Thursday evenings)

6:00 – 8:30pm (eastern time)
5:00 - 7:30pm (central)
4:00 – 6:30pm (mountain time)
3:00 – 5:30pm (pacific time)
Workshop // Dos Rapporté

Dos Rapporté is an elegant binding created by Ben Elbel around 2005. Rapporté loosely translates from French as something that comes back together. To create this unique structure, the covers and spine are covered separately and brought together to finalize the binding. This binding is an elegant solution for a book that can open flat based on the unique folding technique for the spine piece. In this workshop students will create a model of the Dos Rapporté using bookcloth and decorative paper.

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 April 11th. 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.

  • Blue Tape
  • Bone Folder
  • Craft Knife (Olfa or X-Acto)
  • Cutting Mat
  • Glue Brush - size: small and medium
  • Linen Thread - size: 25/3
  • Pencil
  • Pin Vise (size B) or Awl
  • PVA
  • Ruler - with metric
  • Sanding Block
  • Sewing Needle - #18 blunt
  • Scissors
  • Waste Paper
  • Wax Paper

  • Beeswax
  • Finishing Press
  • Machinist’s Square
  • Sandpaper Stick or Scalpel
  • Tweezers

Reduced Rate Workshop Fee
Two seats are available at a reduced rate. Please click on the button below to find out more information about how to submit. Application closed on March 22nd.

Each Workshop is Recorded
All workshops will be recorded and made available to all registered students for a period of 90 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.