artPontiac :: Make/live/see art

August 9
Crossed Structure Book Binding

Valerie Bridgeman

Registration fee: $70
Age: 16+ | 9 am - 4 pm
All levels
English instruction

Register by mail

This soft covered binding is excellent for Sketchbooks and Journals because it opens flat. It was designed by the Spanish-born book binder and conservationist Carmencho Arregui. The structure lends itself to using your own art works or collages for cover material, and there is lots of room for creative variation in the weaving. Participants will create an artistic cover in class to use on one of the two books we will have time to make.

Materials fee: $10 to be paid to the instructor

Tools and materials to bring:
cutting mat, ruler, craft knife with sharp blades
paring knife with a long blade or a short chef’s knife, NOT serrated
pencil, eraser, bone folder if you have one*
awl, piercing cradle*
needles*, waxed linen thread*
small amount of PVA* or glue stick

*there will be extras to borrow