Tuesday, July 31, 2018


The August workshop will be taught by Donna Gephart. This binding is from Keith Smith's book 1, 2, & 3 Section Sewings, but will use ribbons rather than the leather or vellum he suggested. Donna said it is a striking binding when the ribbons and thread are carefully chosen. This workshop will provide an easy introduction into learning how to read Keith Smith's stitching instructions!


  • Cover Paper: 18 1/4" long by 5 5/8" high, cut grain short (grain running parallel to the 5 5/8" side), Mi Teintes or similar weight paper.
  • Three Signatures: papers 8 1/2" long by 5 1/2" tall, folded in half to create signatures 4 1/4" wide by 5 1/2" tall. Use enough paper to fill a 3/4" wide spine.
  • Ribbon: Five pieces of ribbon 5/8" wide, cut to 4" lengths. Grosgrain ribbon is best. Don't use anything too slippery, so stay away from satin. Also, a solid color ribbon is suggested so that the stitching will be showcased.


  • Metal measures/spacers if you have them
  • Ruler
  • Bone folder
  • Piercing awl
  • Piece of foam core, cardboard or phone book for flat piercing
  • Exacto knife or similar tool
  • Cutting mat
  • Piercing cradle or phone book for section piercing (cradles will be available to borrow)
  • Pencil
  • Glue stick and double sided tape
  • Plastic covered large sized paper clip, or binder clip for holding sections
  • Waxed linen or similar thread such as Perle Cotton #5, for sewing in contrast to the ribbon
  • Sewing needle appropriate size for your thread

When:   Saturday August 11 at noon

Where:  Eureka Methodist Church at Del Norte & F Streets
Bring:    See above list
Cost:     $1.00
RSVP:    YES, by August 6 to Donna (contact information in the newsletter)

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