Three is a Magic Number

Three is a Magic Number

June 24, 2017

Pacific University
2043 College Way
Forest Grove

Handmade three signature leather journals by Elissa CampbellSaturday June 24, 2017
Sunday June 25, 2017
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1.5 hour lunch break)

I’m thrilled to be teaching at the Focus on Book Arts conference for the very first time in 2017 – and twice at that! These dates are for the second session.

In this workshop, you’re going to work through nine three-section bindings, based on the work of Keith Smith, using only leather, paper, and thread – no glue needed!

Each binding involves sewing pages directly through a leather cover and each creates a different decorative pattern on the spine. These bindings are very flexible and allow the books to open completely flat.

You’ll ease into each binding by practicing on a paper template first, then you’ll use what you’ve learned to sew the book. In addition to learning various stitches, you’ll also try out different closure methods for each book.

While all of the bindings include three sections, the last book will include nine – you’ll learn how to adapt a 3-section binding to create a larger book by repeating the pattern. You’ll be binding all of your sewing templates into your final book, and this will be a great reference for future work.

You’ll leave this workshop with a basic knowledge of bookbinding technique. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials used.

Materials Fee: $30.00 (includes leather, paper for pages, thread, and embellishments)

Supplies/Equipment: Awl, bone folder, 12″ metal ruler, X-Acto knife and extra blades, sewing cradle, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, needles (2), scotch tape, 45/45/90 triangle.

Optional Supplies/Equipment (if you have them): Japanese hole punch with 1.5 mm, 2.0 mm, and 3.0 mm bits OR eyelet punch with 1/16″ and 1/8″ bits, rotary cutter, gridded ruler.

Registration for FOBA is not yet open. Stay tuned to their website for the most up-to-date information.


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