The Laced Paper Binding ONLINE 2024WKSP-05-22

  • 22 May 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Online using Zoom
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ONLINE: Laced Case Paper Binding with Andrew Huot

In this workshop we will explore the laced case paper binding. The pages are sewn on paper tapes for the sewing supports.

When the supports are laced into the paper cover it makes a flexible and strong attachment between the text block and cover.

Your finished book will open well, making it ideal to use as a sketchbook or journal.

Andrew Huot is a book artist, bookbinder, printer, and conservator in Scarborough, ON, where he operates Big River Bindery, a studio for bookmaking, letterpress printing, and book conservation. He holds a Masters in Book Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a BS in Printmaking from Portland State University.

His artists’ books use photographs, linoleum cuts, and text to share the humorous side of everyday life around us. His artists’ books are in collections across the country, from the Art Institute of Chicago to Yale University. Andrew teaches online and in his own studio, taught at the University of Illinois School of Information Science and workshops across the US and in Canada at CBBAG, the John C Campbell Folk School, Book Arts LA, the International Preservation Studies Center, and the Guild of Book Workers, among others. His website is


Location: ONLINE using Zoom

Dates: Weds, May 22, 2024

Hours: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (EASTERN TIME)

Course fee: $65 members / $125 non-members

Prerequisite: none

Maximum Enrollment: 16

Registration closes Weds, May 15, 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 June 23, 2024.

Materials Required:

Dimensions below are (height) x (width).

These materials make a 7” x 5” (17.78 cm x 12.7 cm) book when closed.

Text paper, grain short 7” x 10” wide (17.78 cm x 25.4 cm) - 32 pieces for 8 sections

Cover Weight Paper for cover 7” x 22” (17.78 cm x 55.88 cm)

Cover Weight Paper for paper tapes - 2 pieces - 1” x 7” (2.54 cm x 17.78 cm), grain short - Note: A strong paper works best, handmade paper of flax or linen or toned tyvek works for this as well.

Bookbinding thread - 18/3 weight


Tools Required:

Bone Folder

Cutting Mat

Craft Knife – xacto, olfa, etc.


Metal ruler




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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