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Exploring the Twined Binding

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August 5, 2022
August 7, 2022
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

Participants will create a twined binding of their own design, picking up or refining best practices in the basics of making books by hand along the way. The twined binding is an innovative book design created by Lavadour that incorporates a textile technique seen in a diverse range of cultures, from European tapestries to Plateau basket weaving. The finished book will be perfect for writing or sketching with a range of media.

Students should have sufficient hand strength for good grip and repetitive motions. Some bookbinding experience is helpful, but not necessary.

About the Instructor(s)

Roberta Lavadour has been a featured presenter at the Guild of Book Workers Standards of Excellence Seminar, Paper and Book Intensive, Focus on Book Arts and OCAC, among other venues across the west. Her reputation as a generous and innovative instructor provides for an engaging, informative and fun learning space.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Notepad and writing tool for taking notes.

• Pencil

• Personal cutting mat if desired

• Brick covered with paper and packing tape (instructions can be sent ahead)

• Teflon folder with squared end (link provided)

• 2 colors of 5-ply waxed linen thread from Rosewood Ltd (specific order info provided)

• Awl

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

To keep:

• Text block paper

• Walnut-dyed flax cover paper

• Earth magnets

• Binder Board

• Adhesive

• Glue brushes

• Needles

To borrow:

• Metal rulers

• Cutting mats

• Utility knives

• Bone folders

• Spring dividers

• Sample books and hands-on demo pieces

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