Single, Double, and Triple Section Bindings

with Rosae Reeder
Thursdays: October 22, 29; 6-9pm CDT

In this two-part virtual workshop, learn three non-adhesive bindings that feature decorative stitching on the spine. Sew books with one, two, and three sections (or gatherings of pages) using sewing patterns including the chain stitch, Lazy Ns or Standing Zs sewing, and a surprise sewing for the triple-section binding. Instruction will cover how these sewings can be combined to make a larger and thicker structure with multiple decorations on the spine. Techniques for making punching jigs and using different cover materials will also be shared. All skill levels welcome.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category D

$108/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$54 for BIPOC participants* (10% discount for MCBA members)
*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.

What you’ll need to participate: For this highly participatory virtual workshop we recommend you join on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date. You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. Teaching artists will answer questions about the materials list in advance of the workshop.

Please note: Registration closes 10/15 at midnight.