2018: Apr 21 – 22, Secret Belgian Binding with French Link Stitch


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April 21 – 22, 2018
Saturday & Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM with an hour off for lunch
Cost: $295.00 (includes $30 materials fee)
Instructor: Hollis Fouts


Description: Learn the secrets of the Secret Belgian Binding (also known as the Criss-Cross Binding) while creating a beautiful hardcover journal. This book structure has a primary and secondary sewing that results in a distinctive thread pattern on both the cover and spine of the book. It has the appearance of a Japanese Stab Binding, but opens fully flat thus making it a favorite for artists and writers alike. This is a terrific, versatile structure for all bookbinders – join us as we uncover the secrets of the Secret Belgian Binding.

Students should bring to the class:

  • Basic bookbinding tool kit – metal ruler, cutting mat, Xacto knife/blades, scissors, mechanical pencil, awl, bonefolder, Japanese screw punch (if you have one)
  • Decorative paper for covers and optional end sheets