Book Cloth Making & French Link Binding Class—Oct 24, 6-8 pm & Oct 26, 10 am to 3 pm


Dive into the intricate art of bookbinding with our specialized class on the French Link Stitch method. This course takes you through the steps of this unique and traditional technique, teaching you how to select and fold paper, sew your book, and create a professional finish. Suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to experienced…



Mastering the art of Book Cloth making and the French Link Stitch Bind

Discover the beautiful and intricate bookbinding world with our specialized class focused on the French Link Stitch method. This course will dive deep into the traditional art of bookbinding, showcasing its versatility and the elegance of a binding technique.

In this special two-part class, we will spend Thursday evening making a book cloth for your book. Then, during the Saturday class, join us and immerse yourself in the captivating process of handcrafting your book using the French Link Stitch binding technique. This method is characterized by its distinct chain-like stitching pattern that provides a strong binding and an aesthetic appeal to the spine of the book.

Throughout this class, you’ll explore every step of the French Link Stitch process, from paper selection and folding to sewing to finishing touches. You will be guided through the process, sharing insights, tips, and tricks to help you master this beautiful craft.

You will learn:

  • The history and origin of the French Link Stitch binding.
  • An understanding of bookbinding tools and materials.
  • How to make your own book cloth for this special edition.
  • How to correctly prepare and fold sections of pages (known as signatures).
  • The art of sewing your book using the French Link Stitch method.
  • Techniques for creating neat and professional-looking finishes.
  • Care and maintenance of your hand-bound books.

The course is suitable for beginners looking for a new hobby, artists seeking to diversify their craft, or experienced bookbinders wanting to expand their repertoire. It is an excellent way to learn a new skill, produce beautiful handmade books, and gain an appreciation for the art of bookbinding.

Materials for the class will be provided. After completing the course, you’ll leave with a handcrafted book you’ve made from start to finish.

Embark on this journey of creativity and craftsmanship, and let the French Link Stitch technique inspire you to tell your own stories in your hand-bound books. Enroll now and step into the charming world of handcrafted bookbinding!

This class starts on Thursday evening at 6 pm then continues on Saturday at 10 am and will go to approximately 5 pm.