Erin Fletcher : Fine Binding & Edition Binding

$85 - $325 — Workshop Fee
Registration closes on March 7th
Registration closes on March 11th
1-4 Sessions:
March 19, 21, 26, 28
(Tuesday & 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 will explore just five 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 & Double Raised Cords (requires a sewing frame)

Sign up for all 4 and receive a $15 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 March 7th. 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.

  • 300mm metal ruler
  • Glue brush
  • Cutting mat and Olfa knife (X-acto blade will also work)
  • Scissors
  • Pin Vise (size B) or Awl
  • Heavy Duty Awl (required for Sessions 4)
  • Bench Knife (Bookbinder’s Knife) (required for Session 4)
  • #18 blunt sewing needles (need 4-6 needles for Session 1)
  • Bone folder
  • Pencil
  • PVA
  • Waste paper
  • Japanese Screw Punch or Hollow Punch
  • Sewing Frame (required for Session 4)

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

  • 18/3 dyed thread
  • 4-ply Linen Cord (required for Session 4)
  • Decorative Paper (required for Sessions 1 & 4)
  • Canson Paper or something similar (required for Sessions 1 & 4)

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 February 16th.

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.