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Sewn-on-the-Spine Bookbinding Class Registration Opens Today

June 16, 2019

 

I’m excited to announce the launch of the online version of my Sewn on the Spine Book Binding class. The above video tells you about the structure and shows you various examples so you’ll know what to expect. (If the above video doesn’t run please see it on YouTube at this link.)

The first online session of this class will start Saturday, July 13, 2019.

(The class will be live for one month with me in class answering your questions. You will have access to the class videos and materials until at least December 31, 2020—see my Class FAQ for details.)

To Register click on this link.

Registration is open now. 

When you register you’ll be immediately able to access introductory material and additional information about supplies.

All of the lessons will become available on July 13 so that students can work at their own pace.

This class contains TWO complete projects. They have different cover treatments, sewing patterns, and each use different art paper for their text. 

Examples of Sewn on the Spine Journals.

This allows me to show you how to handle a variety of materials. I cover tearing paper, fussy tearing of paper (into unusual sizes), how to make a tear diagram…I also take you through the projects one step at a time with video demonstrations.

It is necessary for your to make one of the projects exactly as specified during the month you’re in class with me. This ensures that I will be able to help you over the internet if an issue comes up. 

You can download a printable PDF of the supply list by clicking here.

Once you’ve made one project I encourage you to either make the other project and learn the different aspects it teaches, or start to customize your own book. We go over in class how to customize your book to the size that you want!

Besides the techniques involved in making this book I also go over how to select materials for your books and what sort of design considerations to keep in mind.

This is an in-depth look at how to make a useful and elegant structure that you’ll enjoy working in. I look forward to working with you.

Note: To have the best results in class I recommend that you take the class when you know you’ll be home during the month. While it’s only necessary to make one project book in the month I find that students who make 2 or more books during the month I’m in class gain the most benefit and more quickly advance their skills.

This class will be offered again in October. Registration will open in September, please check back if that October class suits your schedule better.

NOTE: I’m sorry about the video, it seems that YouTube switched me to a new upload method last night and while I thought it was uploaded (because the feedback screen said so) the video was actually still in DRAFT mode!!!! Thanks to people writing in about this. I was able to go in and finally tunnel through and find out that was what happened. I hope it is now fixed and the video is really up at this link.  Thanks also for all of you who signed up without seeing the video—I know we will have great fun in class making this lovely structure.

 

    • Paul
    • June 16, 2019
    Reply

    Roz, neither the video or video link are working for me?

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      Paul, it’s always something isn’t??? I have redone the video and video link and they work on my computer I hope they work on yours. The class link won’t go to the open page until later. I still have a lot to do. Thanks for checking in.

    • Linda B
    • June 16, 2019
    Reply

    Neither link works.

    1. Reply

      Linda, I don’t know why the video links didn’t work. I’ve redone them and they work now on my computer. The class won’t be open for another couple of hours and then the class link will go to the open registration page. Perhaps if you check back after 12 noon DST everything will be working. Thanks for letting me know and thanks for your patience.

    2. Reply

      Linda, after more run arounds in YouTube I think I’ve worked out what the problem is. It should be fixed. Let me know if you still can’t see it. Here’s what I wrote to Annie

      I’m sorry about this. But thanks for asking about it because I thought it was fixed and I went in again and it turns out that YouTube and changed how I upload things to a new method. I could see things and was told it was all set, but it was actually in draft mode only!!! You should be able to see it now from the links in this post. And it’s this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vSzVuHmzhI

      If you can’t see it still and you get this please let me know. I was so excited about taking a video out of class to discuss this structure’s features and now no one has been able to see them!!!

  1. Reply

    Both links are not working…

    1. Reply

      Jane, I’m sorry for the inconvenience. Things should be fixed now for everyone to see (not just me!) Here’s what I wrote to Annie. I hope you’ll try the link:

      I’m sorry about this. But thanks for asking about it because I thought it was fixed and I went in again and it turns out that YouTube and changed how I upload things to a new method. I could see things and was told it was all set, but it was actually in draft mode only!!! You should be able to see it now from the links in this post. And it’s this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vSzVuHmzhI

      If you can’t see it still and you get this please let me know. I was so excited about taking a video out of class to discuss this structure’s features and now no one has been able to see them!!!

    • Beverlee
    • June 16, 2019
    Reply

    I am doing the happy dance right now! I’ve been waiting for this class! I’ve signed up and will go through my stocks to see what I need. The video link doesn’t work for me either — I get the message “This video is unavailable”. But I’m just excited to take another course with you!

    1. Reply

      Beverlee things should be fixed now, but since you already joined the class you can actually see this video in the classroom. I think it’s the 2nd video, right after the classroom tour. So if the post still doesn’t work of you it’s viewable in the classroom. Thanks for letting me know.

    • Kathleen Michael
    • June 16, 2019
    Reply

    JUst an FYI, links are not working.

    1. Reply

      Kathleen thanks for writing to me about this. This is what I wrote to Annie. I think things are OK, please let me know if they aren’t:

      I’m sorry about this. But thanks for asking about it because I thought it was fixed and I went in again and it turns out that YouTube and changed how I upload things to a new method. I could see things and was told it was all set, but it was actually in draft mode only!!! You should be able to see it now from the links in this post. And it’s this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vSzVuHmzhI

      If you can’t see it still and you get this please let me know. I was so excited about taking a video out of class to discuss this structure’s features and now no one has been able to see them!!!

  2. Reply

    Links still not working!

    1. Reply

      Annie I’m sorry about this. But thanks for asking about it because I thought it was fixed and I went in again and it turns out that YouTube and changed how I upload things to a new method. I could see things and was told it was all set, but it was actually in draft mode only!!! You should be able to see it now from the links in this post. And it’s this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vSzVuHmzhI

      If you can’t see it still and you get this please let me know. I was so excited about taking a video out of class to discuss this structure’s features and now no one has been able to see them!!!

    • Sue Hays
    • June 17, 2019
    Reply

    Hi Roz, I’m so looking forward to doing this class but I’ve searched and searched and it seems its not possible to get the Strathmore paper in Australia. I can get smaller pads of the multi media paper, but not the size you specified. Any chance of using a substitute? I have found the Fabriano paper (do you happen to have the gsm for that paper?)

    1. Reply

      Hi Sue, thanks for writing and for your interest in the class. In your situation I would recommend that you purchase the Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. paper (texture of your choice) which is 300 gms. for both projects. The grain direction runs in the same way for both sheets and they the same size so the tear digram and instructions for the SMM project will work for you. You just won’t have the experience working with the more flexible paper—but since you can’t get it where you are that’s sort of a moot point. Once you’ve made either of the projects with Fabriano you’ll be able to decide what papers you already use would be good candidates for a structure like this and in that way expand into other selections. Hope you can join us.

      Also, for future reference with paper weight here’s a really handy converter tool on the right column of this website http://www.stillcreekpress.com/resources/ I live in a non-metric society so I have to always use something like this (there are others) to get to pounds from grams. You might find it handy to have as you start your own search for papers that you think will be great for binding.

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