Leaf Printing and Criss Cross Binding encore Online Workshop

$ 110.00

December 10th, 2020 4:00 PM

  • Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: December 10th, 2020 4:00 PM
  • Workshop End: December 17th, 2020 6:00 PM
  • Sessions: 2

This is a two-session online workshop: Thursdays, December 10 & 17, 2020.

Autumn is almost over, but you can save a little bit of it by grabbing some of your favorite fallen leaves to make some leaf prints! This is a process that uses non-toxic water-based ink to print the shape and vein structure of a leaf, group of leaves, or even stalks of grass or pine needles; in short, any type of plant matter you have at hand.

In the second session we’ll use this printed paper on the covers of a nice blank journal. Known as a secret Belgian or criss cross binding, it is a nonadhesive sewn structure with a distinctive pattern.

A kit is included in the class fee and will be shipped to students two weeks before class. The kit contains text paper, boards, and thread. 

Materials to Bring: Please use this information to order/obtain your supplies ahead of class.

In addition to the included kit (paper, boards, and thread) students will need to supply:

• Fallen leaves and other plant matter. If you live someplace with winter weather you should be able to find pine needles and other hardy plants.

• Water-soluble block printing ink (buy a couple colors to mix together, or just choose black)

• Paper for leaf printing: soft, text-weight paper. Heavy watercolor paper will be too thick. You’ll need 4 pieces that are about 16 cm x 20 cm, and an additional 2 pieces that are about 4 cm x 20 cm to use for your book, plus some additional paper to play with. For example: https://www.dickblick.com/products/hahnemuhle-ingres-paper/

• A 1/2" stencil brush (like this, for example)

• Basic bookbinding tools: awl, dividers, bone folder, scissors, ruler, cutting knife, needle, glue brush

• Wheatpaste (prepared ahead for the second session), PVA, or mix (PVA plus methyl cellulose)

Workshop Fee (includes kit): $110

Date & Time: 2 Thursdays :: December 10 & 17, 2020 :: 4-6pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom

Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class. Cancellations after the kit has been shipped will receive credit for the workshop fee minus the kit cost.


About the Instructor | Juliayn Coleman

Juliayn Coleman has been a professional bookbinder since her graduation from the North Bennet Street School bookbinding program in 2003. Her private practice encompasses all levels of book repair and conservation, custom portfolio and enclosure making, teaching, and being a good ambassador for the craft of bookbinding in general.

Past Student Reviews:

“I will take any and all classes taught by Juliayn.”

“This class made me a smarter amateur bookbinder.”

"Juliayn is always so patient with everyone's questions."



$ 110.00
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Online via Zoom
United States