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Handmade Book: Cross-Stitch Long-Stitch

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

 Workshop with Bibi Summer


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.


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.


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.


Earlier Event: February 12
Valentine Book and Banner
Later Event: March 15
Mixed Media & Art Journaling 101