Do the Dos-à-dos

Do the Dos-à-dos

March 16, 2017

Studio Place Arts (SPA)
201 North Main Street
Barre

Dos-à-dos binding by Elissa Campbell of Blue Roof DesignsThursday March 16, 2017
Thursday March 23, 2017
Hours: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The dos-à-dos (translated from the French, “back-to-back”), is a book structure in which two separate texts are bound together so that they share a central back cover. The two books open in opposite directions. This binding offers many creative possibilities in that it can be used to physically represent the relationship between two books.

In this workshop, participants will create a 2-sided journal with a double-needle coptic binding, an intricate stitch that will be visible on each of the book spines. Not only is the coptic binding beautiful, but it also allows books to remain flat when opened.

In this two-day workshop, each participant will leave class with a completed book and a basic knowledge of bookbinding technique. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use.

Some bookbinding or sewing experience is helpful, but not required.

Cost: SPA Members $50.00/Non-Members $60.00

Materials fee: $15.00 to the instructor

Supplies: Awl, bone folder, metal ruler, X-Acto knife and/or utility knife, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, glue brush.

Note: Bring the the supplies if you have them – don’t feel obligated to buy anything. I’ll have extras available.

To register, call the Studio Place Arts office at (802) 479-7069.

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