2021WKSP-07 The Crisscross Binding

  • 30 May 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Online using Zoom
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The Crisscross Binding

Instructor: Marilyn Book

Location: ONLINE using Zoom

Date: Saturday Sunday May 30, 2021

Hours: 1 pm - 4:30 pm *** Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time) ***

Course fee: $45 members / $105 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)

Prerequisite: none^^


Presented by: Southwestern Ontario Chapter

Registration closes: Friday May 21, 2021 11:59 PM

Please note this is a live workshop and is not recorded.

Join in to learn Anne Goy’s Crisscross binding or the Secret Belgian binding!

In 1986, Anne Goy created the Crisscross binding which was later dubbed the Secret Belgian binding by Hedi Kyle.

This lay-flat structure is very convenient for all kinds of uses, and the exposed sewing allows for exciting design choices!

Today it is no longer a secret and we will be making a variation on this popular binding.

^^This workshop is designed for participants with some bookbinding experience – in particular covering boards.

Required Tools:

Bone Folder

Brush for glue

Curved sewing needle

Tapestry sewing needle





Cutting knife for board

Scalpel or exacto knife to cut paper

Cutting matt

Small bulldog clip or equivalent

Materials Required:

Board for covers

Decorative paper for covers

Thread for sewing covers

Computer paper for text block

Thread for sewing text block

PVA Glue

Painter’s tape or Washi tape

Online Workshop Process:

1.  Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop which allows participants to take the best advantage of the live format.

2.  It is recommended that participants complete their registration early because the instructor will be in contact as soon as registration is completed to share detailed directions about materials preparation.

3.  The Zoom invitation link to the workshop will be sent from the instructor by email prior to the date of the course.

4.  Please review the technical requirements on the workshop registration page prior to registration to be sure you can participate!

5.   Participant-requested cancellations will be accepted up to 3 days prior to the published cut-off date for registration and will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee (a minimum of $5). After that, the full fee will be forfeited. In the event of the workshop being cancelled by CBBAG, the workshop fee will be fully refunded. Membership fees included in the non-member fee above are not refundable.

Please note this is a live workshop only - nothing will be recorded.

Technical requirements for participation:

·       Access to the internet and to the Zoom application

·       Screen large enough to follow instructor’s video feed (cell phone is not ideal)

·       Microphone or Headset / Webcam

·       How to join a zoom meeting information https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193

Marilyn Book has an LIT and a BA in Communications. She has retired after spending 30 years working in the public education libraries from elementary to college levels where she has led several extra-curricular classes on bookbinding with students.  She has been a member of CBBAG since 2013 and is pleased to have earned her Certificate of Completion in 2019.

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