Cross Structure Binding

with Sue Bjerke
Saturday: October 23; 12–4pm CT

In-person bookbinding returns! In this in-studio workshop, learn the cross structure binding, a versatile softcover binding that features a decorative woven cover. The quires, also known as signatures or gatherings of text pages, are sewn to the cover to make a sturdy journal that opens flat for ease of use. Paper covers can be made from a single sheet of paper or from any cover stock papers of contrasting color or design to create unique design possibilities.

This class provides an introduction to basic tools and materials, and will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to make your own notebooks and journals again at home in different sizes and with a variety of materials. Learn how to find the grain direction in a variety of papers and come away with a foundation for growing your skills in bookbinding.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 4 hours, Category A, B or D

$80/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $15 materials fee
$40 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $15 materials fee
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.

By registering for an in-studio workshop, you agree to read and follow MCBA’s Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols when in our studios. Thank you for keeping yourselves and our community safe and creative!

Please note: Registration closes 10/14 at midnight (CT).