Slotted Tape Binding

with Rachel Schend
Tuesday: September 28; 6–8:30pm CT

In this virtual workshop, learn how to construct a Slotted Tape Binding, a multiple-section binding sewn on tapes (thin strips paper) that features a decorative paper cover. Learn how to sew book pages onto paper tapes using a French web-sewing technique. Then, make a paper cover while considering a number of unique design possibilities.

The teaching artist will demonstrate each technical step in the process and participants will come away with a completed book. Some historical background and design alternatives will also be presented. While all skill levels are welcome, this multiple-section binding is technical and basic bookbinding experience is helpful.

Some experience helpful
Certificate: 2.5 hours, Category B or D

$55/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 materials fee*
$28 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $25 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.
*Shipping available within the continental US only

What you’ll need to participate:
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop, we recommend joining 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.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list). This workshop also includes a materials kit that the teaching artist will ship to the address provided at registration (paid for by the materials fee*).

Registration for this workshop has closed. Add your name to the wait list and you’ll be contacted if another section of the workshop is scheduled.