Handmade Book: Cross-Stitch Long-Stitch

  • Createful Studio 1004 Irwin Street San Rafael, CA, 94901 United States

 Workshop with Bibi Summer

$40 

Learn two bookbinding stitches to create one book you design from scratch. You’ll construct this up-cycled book from cereal boxes and paint on cover paper to make a unique book to reflect your style.

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You’ll learn about signatures, paper characteristics, and how to cut and fold each section. The beauty is also in the unique binding. You’ll hand-punch holes and use embroidery thread to easily stitch your book together. Give as a gift or savor as a personal handmade book. No experience required.

All supplies provided:  board, thread, needles, buttons, envelopes and paper for the interior pages and covers, glue, glue brushes, craft knives, cutting surfaces. $5 supply fee pay to the instructor.

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Bibi Summer has had a lifelong passion for books. She loves the rich interplay of words weaved within a visual context to tell a story. Art Director for numerous publications, Bibi is also a certified bookbinder with the San Francisco Center for the Book, where she studied bookmaking and bookbinding for many years. Bibi is comfortable in a wide range of media and her designs can be seen in magazines, books, posters, paintings, newspapers, illustrations, video and advertising. bibisummer.com