Upcoming Retreats

Gubbio, Italy 2023 - Sept 11-18, 2023

Portland, OR 2023 FALL - Oct 8-15, 2023

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Weaving a Book Spine

Renee Richetts
9:00 - 4:30
Sun/Mon Oct 8-9

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$ 365  

I’ve been asked if I know how to do various types of book-binding and my answer is invariably yes. I have been studying hand-binding, and teaching book binding in Europe and the U.S. for over 20 years.
In this 2-day workshop, attendees will make artist’s books AND learn more advanced approaches to the hand binding of book spines.

Day 1 The Coptic Stitch—used for centuries in Europe, this binding allows the book to be laid flat on a surface where it stays open. An excellent stitch for making your own sketch books, attendees will use the Italian and hand painted art paper provided.

Day 2 The Woven Spine---Beautiful, and rarely seen. This binding is a work of art in itself. The spine of the book is the loom. Stitches establish the warp; the woof secures the pages. As in Day 1, art papers will be provided.

Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

a rich assortment of paper and thread, needles, book boards, glue

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

a pair of scissors a Crop-a-dile

Options to bring: Your own art paper, embellishments.

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Proud Sponsors for Art & Soul

For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

Runaway Art and Craft Studio

Runaway Art and Craft Studio is our onsite store and sponsor for Portland, OR Retreats.
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