Shrigley Binding - Online - 2024WKSP-09-24

  • 24 Sep 2024
  • 6:00 PM
  • 26 Sep 2024
  • 8:30 PM
  • Online Using Zoom
  • 17



ONLINE: Shrigley Binding with Erin Fletcher

The Shrigley is an innovative way to house loose ephemera, postcards, photographs and more. The pages are folded into frames, allowing you to easily add or remove pieces from the book.

In this workshop, participants will learn the folding techniques to create the frames with various corner styles. Once the pages are assembled and sewn into an accordion, participants will finish their project by making a hardcover case with a ribbon tie.

Erin Fletcher is the owner of Herringbone Bindery, where she crafts one-of-a-kind fine bindings and small editions for various clients and institutions. Her work is regularly exhibited throughout the US and abroad. Her work is collected by The Grolier Club, Boston Athenaeum, and UCLA along with several private collectors. She first discovered a love for bookbinding while studying at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This experience brought her to study bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School in Boston where she graduated in 2012. She regularly teaches book arts workshops online and at venues throughout the US.

Location: ONLINE using Zoom
Dates: Tues and Thurs, Sept 24 & 26, 2024
Hours: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. (EASTERN TIME)
Course fee: $140 members / $200 non-members
Prerequisite: none
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Registration closes Tuesday Sept 10, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

This is a live workshop, but it will be recorded, and links will be made available for the registrants to view until available until Dec 27, 2024. The link for session one will be posted on Weds AM and sent to participants that day.

Tools Required:

  • Required
  • Ruler (with metric)
  • Glue brush
  • Cutting mat
  • Craft Knife (Olfa or X-acto)
  • Scissors
  • Awl or Pin Vise
  • #18 sewing needles
  • Bone folder
  • Pencil
  • PVA
  • Waste paper
  • ¼” Chisel (6.35 mm)
  • Hammer


  • Punching Cradle
  • 4” Flat Leg Dividers

Materials Required:

Canson or Tiziano (or colored paper 160gsm):

  • 6 pieces – pages – 190 x 150 mm
  • 1 piece – paste down – 154 x 108 mm
  • 8 pieces – sewing strips – 130 x30 mm

Postcards or Cardstock:

  • 5 pieces of paper such as postcards sized 152 x 108 mm
  • They can be portrait or landscape, but the structure will be constructed in portrait

Binder’s Board, Museum Board or Millboard – any thickness, but I prefer a thin 1mm board:

  • 2 pieces – covers – 160 x 113 mm


  • 1 piece – cover – 200 x 280 mm
  • 1 piece – joint lining – 154 x 40 mm

Ribbon – 6mm (1 / 4”) wide

  • 2 pieces – 10” each

20pt Museum Board or cardstock – thickness and grain don’t matter:

  • 1 piece– 190 x 50 mm

18/3 dyed thread

Online Workshop Process:
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 below prior to registration to be sure you can participate. Questions should be directed to

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

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.

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