Stitched bindings are some of my favorite bindings to teach – they look so complicated but, one broken into steps, are really quite easy! There are a lot of opportunities to add design elements with the stitching and the fact that most of these books lay flat when open is a great way to include photographs or other content for display. These books also make great sketch and watercolor books.
I’m teaching the 10 week Stitched Bindings class from 1/16/13 to 3/20/13 at the Palo Alto Art Center on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. This class is designed for students who have never made a book as well as more advanced students. I provide written directions – with photographs – for every step of every book. We make every book twice. Once with my design and supplies and once with your own ideas and plenty of help.
We’ll learn to make Button-Hole, Coptic, Crow’s Foot and Baseball Stitch bindings. I’m also very excited to continue playing with more advanced stab bindings and we’ll even design some of our own using a trick I figured out over the winter break.
To sign up for the class go online or call 650-463-4900. The class ID number is 71435.
Questions? Let me know!