I’m teaching at FOBA!
I am very excited to finally announce that I’ll be teaching a workshop at the 2017 Focus on Book Arts conference! I would have written about it sooner, but honestly, I couldn’t believe that it was actually happening.
I tossed ideas around for weeks and agonized over my proposal before submitting it. And then I waited. And waited. And waited.
Then the envelope came. It was like applying to college all over again – the envelope was thick, so I figured that was a good sign, right? Yep, it was.
So, what am I teaching?
Well, I’ll be taking folks on a journey through nine of Keith Smith‘s three-section bindings. With each binding, you’ll work on paper templates first, then move on to sewing books with soft leather covers. In addition to learning various stitches, you’ll also try out different closure methods for each book.
These are the actual bindings you’ll be completing in the workshop (leather colors might change):
While all of the bindings include three sections, the last book will include nine – you’ll learn how to adapt a three-section binding to create a larger book by repeating the pattern. You’ll be binding all of your sewing templates into your final book – this will be a great reference for future work.
So I guess it’s really real now. I hope to see some of you in Oregon in June!
If you’re curious what other workshops are being offered at FOBA 2017, you can get a sneak peek on their website.