Crossed Structure Bookbinding | Newberry

Crossed Structure Bookbinding

Led by Lesa Dowd. Four sessions. 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Wednesdays, September 25 - October 16

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (August 27 at 9 am** – September 13 at 4 pm): $195
Regular Registration Price (September 13 at 4 pm – first day of class): $214.5

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

Register online

Seminar Description

This course will explore the modern crossed-structure bookbinding. The soft covered book created in this class has flexible features that make it ideal as a journal or a sketchbook. Participants will create a leather-covered multi-section book based on the crossed-structure design with various options for embellishment. **Please note: There will be an additional $25 fee for materials provided in class to be paid at the first session (cash or check accepted).**

Four sessions. E - $195, L - $214.5

Lesa Dowd is the Director of Conservation Services for the Newberry. Outside of her daily work in conservation, she enjoys practicing the art of fine bookbinding. She has studied French fine binding technique with Tini Miura and Monique Lallier.

Materials List


  • A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.