Tuesday, May 30, 2017

TACKET BINDING with Michele Kamprath

At April's Newport Paper and Book Arts Festival in Newport, Oregon, several NORBAG members took a Tacket Binding class from our member from Alaska, Margo Klass. Michele will teach a version of one of those bindings at the June workshop.


Michele's elegant example

Materials to bring:

  • Cover paper: cardstock or Mi-Teintes 5 5/8" x 12" grain short
  • Cover liner paper: light cardstock or text weight paper 5 1/2" x 8 5/8" grain short
  • 2 signature wraps: light cardstock or text weight paper 5 1/2" x 8 5/8" grain short
  • 12 pieces of text weight paper for the signatures: 6 pieces of text weight paper 8 1/2" x 11" cut in half to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". When folded, signature size is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
(Paper note: if you need to buy paper and want to keep it to a minimum, you can buy two 12" sheets to use for both cover, signature wraps, and cover liner paper. Solid color paper on the spine of your book will show your stitching better than paper with a pattern. Contrasting colors for the cover and liner papers will make the book more interesting but one color will also work.)

Tools to bring:

  • 2 large paper clips
  • Waxed linen thread 4 ply in two colors or Perle cotton thread #5 in two colors
  • Bees wax to wax un-waxed thread
  • Needle: tapestry needles #20 or #22 or #2 crewel needles blunted with sandpaper
  • Small needle nosed pliers if you have them may be useful
  • Cutting mat
  • Piercing tool
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Phone book or piercing cradle
  • Glue stick
  • Cover embellishments
To be provided:

  • Instructions
  • jig for signatures and cover
  • Examples and discussion on tacket bindings
When:   Saturday, June 10 at 12 noon
Where:  Eureka Methodist Church at Del Norte & F Streets
RSVP:   Yes by June 5 to Michele. Contact information is in the newsletter
Cost:     50 cents
Bring:    See above list

Be sure to scroll down to see photos from the May shaving cream marbling workshop.

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