Secret Belgian Binding Workshop
Thursday, August 18th / 6-9pm
Instructor: Janna Willoughby-Lohr
These books have a unique binding that allows them to be strong (like a case-bound book) but to also lay flat (like a coptic-bound book). They are durable and beautiful, albeit a little tricky to make. Once completed, it's difficult to see how they are constructed which adds to the "secret" part of their name.
Anne Goy, a Belgian artist, invented this binding in 1986. She was interested in creating a binding that had a similar appearance to Japanese Stab Bindings but opened flat. She taught it to a few people who passed it on to other people and so on. Hedi Kyle learned of the binding while teaching in Ascona. Hedi brought the binding over to the USA and taught it to a number of people and it has become a sort of underground staple of modern bookbinding.
Come learn to make your own Secret Belgian Binding book!! Some bookbinding experience helpful but not required.
Cost: $60 ($55 Members) includes materials Pre-payment is required for all workshops at WNYBAC. You can pay online, by phone, or by mail. If you would like to send a check, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. If you would like to pay over the phone, please call 716-348-1430.