Virtual Demos

Virtual Demos are recorded during the SDBA Monthly Meetings. Be sure to also check out our Tips & Tricks page for more virtual learning opportunities!

November 2023: Personal to Universal

Storyteller Elsi Vassdal Ellis shares how she translates personal experiences for public consumption—and how she incorporates those stories into artists’ books.

October 2023: Stubs

Sol Rébora demonstrates this technical element of book arts—showing a variety of examples. Her husband, Juan Gross Diseño, presents his custom-made precision tools.

September 2023: Suminagashi

Artist Barbara Baccei teaches us about Suminagashi (Japanese “floating ink”), a process that harmonizes skill and technique with chance and play.

August 2023: Embroidery on Paper

Maria Rebelo demonstrates the art of sashiko — traditional Japanese embroidery — on paper.

July 2023: Triangle Stub Binding

This single signature binding includes a triangle stub at the spine with option to add hard covers. Erin Fletcher shares this simple, but unique structure.

June 2023: Paper Bracelets

Kathy Dannerbeck demonstrates how she makes her delightful paper bracelets! Kathy will provide detailed instructions so that you can make paper bracelets on your own.

April 2023: Colophons

Join book artists Monica Moran and Denise Stephenson to learn all about colophons—their uses and many possibilities!

March 2023: "Tied Bow"

Maria Rebelo teaches a simpler variation of Keith Smith’s “Tied Bow” that can be done on a soft spine with a minimum of two signatures.

February 2023: French Link Stitch

Amy Spencer teaches us French link stitch – a beautiful and useful stitch that can be used for both cased-in and open-spine books.