2021WKSP-12 Decorative Spine Stitching

  • 14 Nov 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online using Zoom
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Decorative Spine Stitching

Instructor: Marilyn Book

Location: Zoom Online

Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021

Hours: 1 pm-4 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: Mon, Nov 8, 11:59 PM

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

Bring some interest to your book spine with these 4 decorative stitches. They can be used on hard or soft coverings and are easily adapted to larger or smaller books. 

We will cover adding single sections at a time, multiple sections, and using 2 needles.  You will have a choice of making books, practicing on cardstock, or a combination. 

Beginners are recommended to work on cardstock then apply it to books at a later date.

Tools required


2 needles


Optional tools if making books

Board for covers and spine

Paint brush

Bone folder

Materials required


Thread for sewing

Scrap corrugated cardboard (for protecting your worksurface from hole punches)

Optional materials if making books

Book cloth for spine

Decorative paper for covers

Paper for signatures

Painter’s tape or Washi tape

Online Workshop Process:

The instructor will be in contact prior to the workshop to share the meeting link and any additional required directions. Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop to the specifications which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format. Please review the technical requirements on the workshop registration page prior to registration to be sure you can participate. Questions should be directed to workshop@cbbag.ca

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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