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Bookbinding in the Foothills

New Class!
Beaded Around the World Journal

This blank journal features stitches from 3 countries; Germany (kettle stitch), Egypt (chain stitch), and France (French stitch). Students will each make a book with their choice of beautiful paper on the hard covers. The journal opens flat for ease of writing and is made with high-quality materials, like Italian cover paper and grossgrain ribbon. Learn how to use the tools of a traditional hand-binder.

Youíll learn all of the basics of bookbinding, including covering book board, folding  text sections, sewing 3 historic stitches, and incorporating beads. Letís make this book together!

Kettle stitch - Chain stitch - French stitch


Sign up here:

Made in Amador:
(209) 256-4876


Instructor: Christine Cox

Date: Sept. 21, 2019
10am - 5pm

Made in Amador
14183 Old Rte 49
Amador City, CA

Price: $85.00
(materials fee included)

All levels, though experience will serve you well

This class is not suitable for children

Good vision or magnification is a must

Advance sign-up is required

About Christine Cox

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The stitches you'll learn:

Kettle: A German linking stitch thatís used in combination with many other stitches.

Chain: Developed in Egypt in the 4th century, this stitch is surprisingly durable and can act as a board attachment.

French: This twisted little stitch helps hold the sections together and looks beautiful doing it.

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