ABCs of Lark’s Head Binding online workshop

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July 7th, 2021 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Dorothy Yuki
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: July 7th, 2021 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: July 7th, 2021 4:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

This is a single session online workshop, Wednesday, July 7, 1-4pm.

A Lark’s Head knot (also known as a Cow Hitch) is often used in jewelry making and many other applications. It can also be used to bind single sheets together! The exposed spine also allows for plenty of opportunity to play with adding decorative elements such as colored threads and beads.

In this workshop, students will learn to bind different kinds and different weights of papers using the Lark’s Head knot. Students will receive an instructional handout for later reference.

The workshop fee includes a kit containing prepared pages, tyvek strips, threads, grid paper, clips and assorted findings.

Because of complications with international shipping, this class is only open to US students.

Materials to Bring: 

  • Mailed kit of papers, etc.
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife and cutting mat
  • 1/8” hole punch (optional ¼” hole punch)
  • Scotch tape
  • White glue or PVA 
  • Bone folder
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil and paper for notes


  • Washi tape
  • Double stick tape
  • Your own pages you wish to bind

Workshop Fee: $75
Tuition assistance is available, apply here.

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 :: 1-4pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom

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About the Instructor | Dorothy Yuki

Dorothy studied to be something other than an artist. She began as a fashion designer immediately after college but soon she became a partner of a manufacturing company, In Good Company, in 1965. She designed and manufactured kitchen soft goods and linens. Based in San Francisco, it became international and William-Sonoma was one of the main clients. In 1974 she received an award for Women in Business by Wells Fargo, Asian Inc. and NOW for her leadership as a woman of a successful company, In Good Company. The company was sold in 1976 and she became a Consultant to the Fashion Industry by request of the then President, Leonard Joseph. As a production and design consultant, she worked with many identity and music production companies, as well as new startups.
While living in Tequisquiapan, she became involved with the Sierra Gorda Ecological Group and taught to help small communities to become self-sustaining. Still today she goes to Mexico twice a year to teach.
Now in her 70’s and living in San Francisco, she is engaged in many volunteer activities, Ruth’s Table, Artseed, SCRAP-SF, San Francisco Center for the Book, and FabMo. She also mentored at Bay High School in their Senior Program. She was past President of Friends of Calligraphy, and still a Council member, and presently a Master Educator for the Macy’s Fashion Incubator San Francisco.
She still has the time to do ‘art’ and has worked on projects for MMOCA, Flax Art and Design, Kalligraphia, Ruth’s Table, FabMo and SCRAP-SF. She is a recipient of Honorable Mentions for her artwork at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Altered Book Show 2014 and 2015. She is also busy helping her two daughters care for her four grandchildren. To find out more about Dorothy's work, visit her blog

Past Student Reviews:

"Dorothy gave many helpful tips. I learned things which can be useful in many applications!"

"Full of great ideas. Highly motivating. I really enjoyed it and am inspired to create more books."

“Dorothy has prepared detailed directions which was a great addition to her in-class instruction. She was very patient and spent one-on-one time as needed.”



Online via Zoom
United States