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.
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.
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.