Crossed Structure Binding in Boards
Tutor: Lori Sauer
14 & 15th May 2022
Beechingstoke, Pewsey, SN9 6HJ
Many binders are already familiar with the wonderful Crossed Structure binding introduced in the 90s by Carmencho Arregui, Lori’s Masterclass will incorporate rigid boards into this structure. As with the original Crossed Structure variations, the technique of introducing boards has its own options and a wide choice of materials. Lori often uses this method for her commission work and Booker shortlist bindings, mainly because of its supple opening and opportunities for design.
To accommodate time constraints books will be made from card, heavy paper and cloth; this will give all the information needed to use more sophisticated materials later such as leather, vellum, etc. There will be a strong emphasis on design and its interplay with the structure. Participants must have previous experience making crossed structures and be familiar with its principles.
Lori received a degree in Fine Art in the USA followed by an MA in English Literature. She moved to the UK in the early 1980s, studied bookbinding with Sally Lou Smith and David Sellars and set up her own workshop in the 1990s. Elected as a Fellow of DB in 2001, Lori was DB President from 2015-19. She runs open studio classes throughout the year alongside her programme of international master-classes, BINDING RE:DEFINED and is a frequent Booker shortlist binder.