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VIRTUAL French Tape Bookbinding

Tuesday, August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration ended: Saturday, August 15

Instructor: Katey Becvar

$35 – $55

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Materials saved from the landfill:
paper, ribbon

Skills you’ll learn:
french link stitch technique, paper tearing, proper glueing techniques

Please note, this two-day class takes place on Tuesdays, August 18 + 25 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

The French Tape Binding is an exposed spine binding that features the French link stitch sewing technique over ribbons attached to a hard cover.  In the first session of this class, participants will learn paper tearing and gluing techniques to create a block of pages and a hard book cover with attached tapes. In the second session of this class, participants will bring the prepared book parts together using the French link stitching technique. Each participant will leave class with their own French Tape book made from upcycled materials. Participants are welcome to use their own decorative paper to personalize their covers, or use provided options.

This is a virtual class that will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will be emailed information about how to participate prior to the class. You may pickup kits containing upcycled letterhead paper, chip board, newspaper, embroidery floss, glue, brush, needles, and ribbon, and wax paper on Thursday, August 13 or Friday, August 14 from 11am-5pm either day, or email classes@perennialstl.org to arrange another time. If you do not have your own bookbinding tools, you will need to add a refundable Tool Deposit to your cart to rent a bone folder, palette knife, awl, scissors, cutting mat, X-Acto knife, pliers and ruler.


Class Policy

Cancellation Policy: Perennial reserves the right to cancel, combine or reschedule classes to adjust for enrollment. If Perennial cancels a class, you may transfer to another class or receive a full refund.

Refund Policy: Notice of withdrawal from a workshop must be made at least 14 days prior to the start of the class. No refunds will be given for withdrawals made after that time. No refunds or credits will be given for classes missed due to illness, personal conflict or other reasons. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please e-mail classes@perennialstl.org if you wish to withdraw from a workshop.


Tuesday, August 18 @ 11:30 pm
Wednesday, August 19 @ 1:30 am
$35 – $55
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3762 S. Broadway
Saint Louis,MO63118United States


Katey Becvar
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