The Secret Belgian Binding, more formally known as the Criss-Cross Binding, is a non-adhesive book structure developed by Belgian bookbinder Anne Goy in the 80’s and is noted for its striking pattern of lacing the front and back covers to the spine. It is an excellent choice for sketchbooks and artist books since the pages lay flat. Additionally, much creativity can be shown through the choice of thread and covering material, resulting in bindings that are both visually interesting and incredibly versatile.
Registration for the workshop is $45 and must be paid in advance. Registration includes the use of all necessary tools and the materials to construct a book along with instructions to take home. The location of the workshop is a private residence and the location will be provided after payment.