#5080 Crisscross Binding (aka Secret Belgian), with Anne Covell - April 4
Rediscovered by Hedi Kyle and attributed to the Belgians, the Secret Belgian is a simple and elegant structure to add to any binder's repertoire. In this structure, the secret lies in how the cover is attached to the text block -- it is woven in after the text block is sewn. This binding also has the added benefit of being able to lie flat, which makes it an ideal structure for a journal or sketchbook. Students in this workshop can expect to learn text block preparation and sewing, cover weaving, and secondary sewing and will leave with a completed and visually unique book. No previous binding experience necessary..
Saturday, April 4 from 9 am to 4 pm
Course fee $150 plus a materials fee of $25
About the Instructor | Anne Covell
Anne Covell received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she studied on an Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has taught courses in bookbinding, papermaking, and natural dyeing for the University of Iowa Center for the Book, as well as the University of Georgia study abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad and can be seen in a growing number of special collections libraries and museums worldwide including the Yale University Arts Library, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the National Library of Chile. She currently resides in San Diego, CA.
Workshop Refund/Cancellation Policy:
All refunds will be assessed a $20 administrative fee. Students must submit a refund request at least 7 days before the start date of a class to be issued a full refund, less the administrative fee. Requests submitted between 7 days and the start date of a class will be eligible for a 50% refund, less the administrative fee. No refunds will be issued on the day a class begins, or following the first class (if it meets multiple times).
Classes missed by students cannot be refunded or rescheduled, and makeup classes will not be provided to students who miss a regularly scheduled class. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled prior to the first class. Every effort will be made to notify the student regarding cancellation within 3 days before the first class.
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