Friday through Sunday I enjoyed a great workshop on basic binding techniques. It allowed me to reinforce some fundamentals and learn new techniques. We got a lot of practice preparing text blocks and sewing. We made five structures culminating in an Ethiopian binding which involves sewing with four needles simultaneously. A special bonus was using the studio’s board shear to rapidly reduce my stock of book board into sizes I need for ongoing products. We are SO lucky to have Asheville Bookworks here for our learning and community!