Spring 2010 Classes

Caterpillar Stitch Book

There are an amazing variety of book sewing techniques from different binding traditions. This one, named for the caterpillar, is suited to multi-section books. It is sewn across the spine and through the center fold of each section. It has many variations. Your book will be sewn on straps that attach to the cover, and yes, the sewing looks like a caterpillar.

April 24th, 1:00-4:00
Tool list provided on registration

Japanese Book Box

Japanese books are traditionally stored in hinged cases that fold around one or more volumes. The book box is a variation of this case. It can be made small (jewelry) or large (quilt) and can be made of many materials such as corrugated cardboard or heavyweight book board. Construct a prototype box as a basis for future boxes and cases. Materials include Japanese bookcloth to cover the box, Japanese paper to line the box and bone clasps for closures. The size is about 10 x 4 x 2.5 inches.

April 25th, 1:00-4:00
Tool list provided on registration