In Stitches: Book Binding Workshop

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In Stitches: Book Binding Worksop

TBD Send email to be on list, class will be in session late October.

Learn the basics of folding papers, gathering signatures, making punching guides and creating Stab Bindings with stitching variations. Includes a Long Stitch File Folder Book, assembling and gluing a Clarkson Binding with one sheet of water color paper and decorating a single folio with beaded hitch stitch. 

Complete kits will be included for assembly and stitching/gluing. 

Class size limited to 6. 

To enroll, contact Mary Lou Johnson,

Mobile: 805-441-3246

FEE: $45 including materials

Materials list will be provided with class enrollment. All supplies available at Art Central.

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Recommended reading for classes

Best book for beginners: Speedball Textbook

Available in Art Central, Michaels or your favorite art store. This book may come with a kit including felt tip markers for practice

Additional books for lettering ideas and inspiration

  • The Anatomy of Letters by Charles Pearce

  • The Art of Calligraphy by David Harris

  • Scribe: Artist of the Written Word by John Stevens. The ultimate in full color illustrated book of letterforms, personal work as well as type design.

  • Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering by Lisa Engelbrecht. For crafters, Cardmakers and Journal Artists

  • The Zanerian Manual of Alphabets and Engrossing Zaner-Blosser. My favorite exemplars for Copperplate/Roundhand

  • The Universal Penman by George Bickham

  • Join the Society for Calligraphy in Los Angeles, or a calligraphy guild near you.

  • Enroll in Write on The Edge International Calligraphy Conference 2021