Secret Message Book

Bookbinding Basics

Class #6

Secret Message Book with Piano Hinge

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 6:00-9:00pm

Studio 164, Essex Studios, 2511 Essex Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Would you like to hide a message in your next hand made book? Part accordion book, part pamphlet book, the single piano hinge holding the secret message book together can be opened up to reveal your special missive! Its origins are uncertain, but it never fails to charm and surprise those who discover its mystery. Workshop attendees will make and decorate their own basic model, and learn about a few variations to take it to the next level.

Instructors: Veronica Sorcher, assisted by Jessica Ebert

Veronica Sorcher, a lifelong book and paper addict, has been making handmade books since 2004, and teaching binding techniques to Cincinnati Book Arts Society members and beyond since 2013.

Jessica Ebert has been making books since 2008 and loves making marbled paper, perhaps a little too much.  She is currently infatuated with modified long-stitch bindings, which she makes and sells on Etsy ( and at Essex Art Walks.


$25 CBAS members/$35 non-members

Advance Registration Required. Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 13th.

Register here! Class size is limited.

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