Three is a Magic Number

Three is a Magic Number

August 3, 2019

The Morgan Conservatory
1754 E. 47th Street
Cleveland

Handmade three signature leather journals by Elissa CampbellSaturday August 3, 2019
Sunday August 4, 2019
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (tentative)

I’m thrilled to be teaching at The Morgan Conservatory for the very first time in 2019!

Have you always wanted to give Keith Smith‘s bindings a try, but the diagrams make your head spin? Then this workshop’s for you! In this two-day 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 and nine completed books. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials used.

Materials Fee: $50.00 (Includes leather, paper for pages, thread, paper for templates/jigs, and all materials/hardware for closures.)

Supplies/Equipment: Awl, bone folder, 12″ metal ruler, X-Acto knife and extra blades, punching cradle, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, a minimum of two sewing needles, small metal triangle, Japanese screw punch (or equivalent) with 1.5mm, 2.0mm, and 3.0mm bits, gridded ruler (a quilting ruler would work), weight.

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

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