Modern Exposed French Link SketchBook Binding Class, Aug 10 – 10 am to 2 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 Exposed French Link Stitch Binding

Step into the vibrant world of modern bookbinding with our specialized class on the French Link Stitch Bind. This course combines the elegance of traditional techniques with contemporary design, focusing on exposed binding to create stunning watercolor sketchbooks.

Immerse yourself in handcrafting books using the modern French Link Stitch binding technique. This method features a distinct chain-like stitching pattern that not only provides a strong binding but also adds a unique aesthetic appeal to the book’s exposed spine.

Throughout this class, you’ll explore every step of the modern French Link Stitch process, from selecting and folding watercolor paper to sewing to applying the finishing touches. Our expert instructors will guide you through each stage, sharing valuable insights, tips, and tricks to help you master this beautiful and functional craft.

You will learn:

  • The evolution and modern applications of the French Link Stitch binding.
  • An understanding of contemporary bookbinding tools and materials.
  • How to correctly prepare and fold sections of watercolor paper (known as signatures).
  • The art of sewing your book using the modern French Link Stitch method.
  • Techniques for creating neat, professional-looking exposed bindings.
  • Tips for maintaining and preserving your handcrafted watercolor sketchbooks.
  • This course is perfect for beginners looking to explore a new creative hobby, artists seeking to diversify their skills, or experienced bookbinders wanting to expand their repertoire with modern techniques.
  • It’s an excellent opportunity to learn a new craft, create beautiful handmade sketchbooks, and gain a deeper appreciation for the art of modern bookbinding.

All materials for the class will be provided. By the end of the course, you’ll leave with a handcrafted watercolor sketchbook made entirely by you, ready to be filled with your artistic creations.

Embark on this journey of creativity and craftsmanship, and let the modern French Link Stitch technique inspire your artistic expression. Enroll now and discover the captivating world of contemporary bookbinding!

This class starts at 10 am and will go to approximately 2 pm.