Erin Fletcher : Fine Binding & Edition Binding

$70 - $325 — Workshop Fee
Registration closes on February 22nd
1-5 Sessions:
March 4, 9, 11, 16, 18
(Tuesday and Thursday evenings)

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: Non-Adhesive Bindings

The number of ways to sew a book can seem almost endless. In this workshop, students can explore up to six different sewing patterns that are left exposed on the spine offering both structural support to the binding and unique decoration. Learning these sewing patterns, which stem from historical structures, will give students the foundation and knowledge to further explore non-adhesive bindings on their own.

Choose Your Own Adventure:
Session 1 – Coptic
Session 2 – Link and Long Stitch
Session 3 – Historical Long Stitch
Session 4 – Single Raised Cords (requires a sewing frame)
Session 5 – Double Raised Cords (requires a sewing frame)

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 February 22nd. 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.

  • 12”/300mm ruler
  • Glue brush
  • Cutting mat and Olfa knife (X-acto blade will also work)
  • Scissors
  • Pin Vise (size B) or Awl
  • #18 blunt sewing needles
  • Bone folder
  • Pencil
  • PVA
  • Waste paper
  • Japanese Screw Punch or Hollow Punch (required for Sessions 2 & 3)
  • Sewing Frame (required for Sessions 4 & 5)

  • Punching Cradle
  • 4” Flat Leg Dividers
  • Small 45/45/90 triangle

  • 18/3 dyed thread
  • 4-ply Linen Cord (required for Sessions 4 & 5)
  • Decorative Paper (required for Sessions 1 & 4 & 5)

For International Students
For students living outside of the United States, please contact me to secure your spot and pay the registration fee through PayPal (no account needed). Material kits will not be provided to international students, so the cost of the material kit will be deducted from the registration fee. I will provide a suggested list of materials, dimensions, and work with international students to source the materials.

Refund Policy
No refunds will be issued once material kits are shipped or 10 days prior to the start of the workshop. Workshop will run with a minimum of 4 students, if this number is not met then a refund will be issued.