Decorative French Link Binding

Taught by Laura Beyer

*Virtual Workshop*

French link binding is a classic option to create an open spine book. This particular stitch creates a beautiful, twisted thread section on the visible spine. In this workshop you will create a one-of-a-kind book using decorative papers bound together using the French Link stitch. All experience levels welcome.

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DATE Sat, February 6th

TIME 10:00 am–1:00 pm

COST $100


Laura Beyer is a multimedia artist working primarily in printmaking and book arts. She graduated with her BFA from Albion College (Albion, MI), and her MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She works as an arts educator at the College for Creative Studies, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, and Signal Return, and teaches workshops in printmaking and bookbinding throughout Metro Detroit. Her work is in collections of several colleges/universities and the Detroit Institute of the Arts.

Supply List 

Students are responsible for the following supplies 

  • Bone Folder

  • Exacto Knife

  • Small Cutting Mat

  • Sewing needle

  • Bookbinding Awl

  • Linen Bookbinding Thread or equivalent (ie Embroidery Floss or Cotton Thread)

  • Scissors

  • PVA Glue

  • Natural Hair Brush for gluing

  • Small metal ruler

  • ½” Satin Ribbon

  • A few sheets of handmade, handprinted, or decorative papers 

  • 8 sheets of high quality text weight letter size paper or drawing paper

  • (2) pieces 3” x 4.75” book board (grain short)

Materials with an asterisk (*) next to them are sold in our store.

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103  |  Phone 216.361.9255