Learn and Practice this innovative book-making technique

There are no available registration dates at this time.

Tuition includes a supply kit shipped via USPS to domestic addresses.  Additional shipping charges may be incurred for international addresses.  Please see below for additional materials to be supplied by the student.

Registrations made after August 12 will still have materials shipped, but on time delivery cannot be guaranteed.

NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Monday, 8/23 10am-1pm and 3-6pm ET with a Follow-Up Session On Friday, 8/27 3-4pm ET

The Shrigley is an innovative way to house loose ephemera, postcards, photographs, prints and more. The pages are folded into frames, allowing you to easily add or remove pieces from the book. In this workshop, students will learn the folding techniques to create the frames with various corner styles. Once the pages are assembled and sewn, students will finish their project by making a hardcover case with a ribbon tie.

Monday Aug 23rd : 10:00am – 1:00pm & 3:00pm – 6:00pm ET
Friday Aug 27th: 3:00pm – 4:00pm Follow Up

Students will need to have the following available:

Tool List:

– 12”/300mm ruler
– Glue brush
– Cutting mat and Olfa knife (X-acto blade will also work)
– Scissors
– Pin Vise or Awl
– #18 blunt sewing needles
– Bone folder
– Pencil
– Waste paper
– ¼” Chisel
– Hammer


– Punching Cradle


– 18/3 dyed thread


Image Courtesy of Erin Fletcher

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Instructor: Erin Fletcher

Erin Fletcher is a fine binder and book artist who graduated from the North Bennett Street School. She opened Herringbone Bindery in Boston in 2012 and offers a variety of hand bookbinding and box-making services to a range of clients and institutions. She teaches in the Continuing Education department at North Bennet and as a co-teacher for the Middle School Book Arts Program. Her work has been exhibited domestically and internationally, and is held in both private and institution collections.