Crossed Structure Binding

Studio Place Arts (SPA) | Barre, VT | March 24, 2018

Crossed Structure BindingSaturday 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.

Supplies: Bone folder, scissors, X-Acto knife, metal ruler, awl, cutting mat, 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

Register online or contact Studio Place Arts at (802) 479-706.


Vermont Spring Open Studio Weekend

Blue Roof Designs studio | Montpelier, VT | May 26, 2018

Vermont Open Studio Weekend 2010Saturday May 26, 2018: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday May 27, 2018: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Come for a tour of my studio, demonstrations, and savings up to 50% off seconds and discontinued styles. There will also be selection of bookbinding supplies available for purchase.

Children are welcome!

For more information about Open Studio Weekend, please visit the Vermont Crafts Council website.

Directions: Exit 8 off I-89. The exit ramp becomes Route 2. Follow Route 2 with the river on your left. When you reach the junction of Routes 2 & 302, stay on Route 2 for 0.3 miles. Turn left on Gallison Hill Road, at the big Kia dealership sign. Travel 0.8 miles to #846 on the left side of the road. The house is gray with blue trim.

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