Class Image Fall into Folding & Wicked Stitches

Fall into Folding & Wicked Stitches

In this workshop we'll explore a variety of paper folding and binding methods as well as ways to combine and expand on each technique. Students will focus on basics, create a variety of models to inspire future bookbinding endeavors, and work towards a completed project.

Day one is all about paper folding and manipulation including accordion folds and a modified Zhen Xian Bao, the Chinese Thread Book structure. On day two we'll focus on stitches and binding methods such as pamphlet stitches, stab binding, and link stitch. We'll also begin to formalize our final book forms. On our final day we'll delight in combining our folded paper and binding techniques into finished books.

This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh their skills or expand on the techniques.