Erin Fletcher : Fine Binding & Edition Binding

$325 — Workshop Fee
Registration closed on July 14th
4 sessions:
July 26, 28, August 2, 4
(Tuesday & Thursday evenings)

All sessions will run from:
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 // Focus on Clamshell

A clamshell box is a common and elegant way to house and protect a binding. In this workshop students will learn how to measure and cut down materials to make two custom clamshell boxes to house books from their own library. The first box will be covered in full cloth, while the second box will have a leather spine with suede lining the inside. Each box will be finished with a printed label.

This workshop will be live instruction through Zoom. This workshop is suitable for students who have taken Box Series or if you have some prior experience with box making. Please contact me if you have questions determining if this workshop is right for you.

Having access to a board shear or kutrimmer is highly recommended for this workshop.

Skill Level: Intermediate

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 July 14th. 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 triangle
  • Small glue brush (prefer a ½” flat paintbrush)
  • Glue brush
  • Paste brush
  • 300mm metal ruler
  • Bone folder
  • Teflon folder
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • PVA
  • Waste paper
  • Decorative Paper (1-2 sheets)
  • 1 yard of bookcloth – recommend using Iris, Canapetta or Cialux
  • Two books (dimensions cannot exceed 240 x 160 x 40mm – H x W x D)

  • Paring machine (Scharf-fix, Brockman, etc.)
  • Sponge – I prefer a sea sponge
  • Dividers

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.