$195 — Workshop Fee
Registration closes on January 31st
February 11 - 12
(Saturday and Sunday mornings)
10:00am – 12:00pm (eastern time)
9:00 - 11:00am (central)
8:00 – 10:00am (mountain time)
7:00 – 9:00am (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
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 January 31st. 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.
- 25/3 linen thread
- Pin Vise or Awl
- Sanding Block
- Glue Brushes
- Blue tape
- Bone folder
- Cutting Mat
- Sandpaper Stick or Scalpel
- Machinist’s square
- Finishing Press
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.
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.