French Link Stitch Bookbinding

with Greta Bach

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Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Time to get in touch with your inner craftsmanship! While it may not be the most cutting edge technology in the paper industry, book art offers a way to communicate through image and text. It's also an interactive way to engage the viewer.



This class will introduce students to a basic sewn book structure. French link stitch binding can be either “cased in” or have an “exposed spine” to show off the stitch work of the binding. This structure involves sewing signatures together to create a codex (traditionally thought of as a "book"). The result is a durable book that can be used as a sketchbook, journal, photo album or recipe book.



So next time you notice a friend or relative's recipes scattered on bits of paper, you can offer to organize them into a customized cookbook, complete with French link stitch binding!

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Greta is currently a graduate student at Columbia College pursuing her MFA in Book & Paper Arts, and she has been making and binding her own books for more than five years. A former painter, she discovered that book art opened up a whole new world for her to communicate interactively. Greta also has given private art lessons for five years and is very passionate about sharing her craft with children and adults.

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