Erin Fletcher : Fine Binding & Edition Binding

$225 — Workshop Fee
Registration closes on February 16th
Registration closes on February 20th
3 sessions:
February 27, 29, March 5*
(Tuesday & Thursday evenings)

6:00 – 8:30pm (eastern time)
5:00 – 7:30pm (central time)
4:00 – 6:30pm (mountain time)
3:00 – 5:30pm (pacific time)

*Session 3 is only 2 hours long
Workshop // Pianel Binding

Bindings constructed with metal rods at the joint have been around since the 18th century. Since then, several binders such as Edgard Claes, Alain Taral and Daniel Kelm have continued to explore this type of binding structure commonly referred to today as “piano hinges”. This version of the piano hinge binding was developed by Ben Elbel and attempts to create a more modern and sleek appearance to the exterior of the binding. Ben also constructed a different type of loop to create a better flow in how the book operates.

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: 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 February 16th. 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.

  • Bone Folder
  • Craft Knife (Olfa or X-Acto)
  • Cutting Mat
  • Dividers
  • Glue Brush - size: small and medium
  • Pencil
  • Pin Vise (size B) or Awl
  • PVA
  • Ruler - with metric
  • Safety glasses
  • Sandpaper - various grits (#100, #400, #1000)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Needle - #18 blunt
  • Triangle
  • Waste Paper
  • Wire or Cable Cutters

  • Beeswax
  • Methylcellulose
  • Punching Cradle

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 has closed.

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.