Crossed Structure Binding
March 24, 2018
Studio Place Arts (SPA)
201 North Main Street
Saturday March 24, 2018: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Crossed Structure binding is intriguing in that the sewing is done directly onto back cover straps that integrate into the front cover. This non-adhesive variation on the long stitch was developed by book artist Carmencho Arregui after studying pre-16th century bindings.
In this workshop, you will work on two variations of this binding, one using paper covers and the other using leather. As time allows, you’ll add stitching to the covers to both reinforce the structure and add a decorative touch. You’ll also learn how to create and use an improvised sewing frame.
You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use.
Some previous experience with bookbinding is helpful, but not required.
Tools/Supplies: Bone folder, scissors, X-Acto knife, metal ruler, awl, cutting mat, glue brush, weight, pencil, bookbinding or tapestry needle (bring them if you have them – don’t feel obligated buy anything)
Cost: $45.00 SPA members/$55.00 non-members
Materials fee: $12.00