Simple Two-Color Endbands online workshop

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$ 55.00

April 1st, 2021 4:00 PM

  • Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: April 1st, 2021 4:00 PM
  • Workshop End: April 1st, 2021 6:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

This is a single session online workshop.

In this short class, we will focus on the most common endband to be found on bindings made by hand. Endbands no longer fulfill quite the same structural role they once did. However, they still add a delightful touch to any handmade binding and can accentuate various colors of bookcloth or marbled paper in the allover design of a book.

This is a brief skill-building class for anyone interested in fine bindings. While staying at home, why not practice a specific element of binding, so you can be more proficient when it comes time to integrate this technique into a project? It will be especially useful for those bookbinders who have some basic familiarity with endbands, but no prerequisites are required.

Materials to Bring: 

  • You will need something to sew the endband onto; if you don’t have a sewn textblock work-in-progress, you can practice on any paperback book. 
  • Two different colors multi-ply thread, preferably silk. NOT regular sewing thread; it will be too fine.  Recommended source here. (Two colors is the minimum, but you can use as many as you like).
  • Slim needles (get some that you can thread yourself)
  • Scissors
  • Two lengths of binding cord or twine (6- or 8-ply, about 2 inches/5 cm total; the cord should be no thicker than 1/8” or .3 cm); can substitute a thin strip of leather and/or parchment
  • Small amount of PVA for rolling the cord
  • Pins (as for dressmaking) or low-tack masking tape
  • A finishing press, two heavy bricks, or vise to hold textblock upright. If you are unsure of whether your setup will work, please contact the instructor for guidance.

Optional/helpful to have: 

  • Needle threader that fits your needles
  • Eyeglasses for close work or magnifying visor
  • Thimble
  • Small needlenose pliers

Workshop Fee: $55

Date & Time: Thursday, April 1, 2021 :: 4-6pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom

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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. Some of her creative and professional projects can be seen at

Past Student Reviews:

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

“This class made me a smarter amateur bookbinder.”

 “Friendly, warm, helpful, great sense of humor, encouraging, turned mistakes into learning experiences.”

$ 55.00
Online via Zoom
United States