Belgian or "Secret Belgian" binding is a contemporary style book that combines the look of Japanese stab binding with the functionality of a Coptic sketchbook. It looks complicated but is easy to learn. No experience is necessary to join in this workshop, and you will make a completed blank book in one day.
This workshop runs from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. with a one hour lunch break at a natural stopping point.
Participants will be guided through covering boards with decorative paper, choosing a pattern for piercing and sewing the covers together, fold gatherings, and stitch them into place.
The resulting journal is a stylish and functional notebook that makes a statement blending contemporary and ancient styles.