My designer friend, Alice Lee, and I wanted to take a bookbinding workshop but it was too expensive. After sifting through some well-made YouTube tutorials and ordering many books from the library we decided that we could hold our own bookbinding workshop. So each week we get together with a few friends and each member hosts a meeting and teaches the group a particular binding. Our first meeting my husband and I hosted. We learned how to do the "coptic stitch." Another element of the bookbinding workshop was to assign a theme, to see how we would all interpret it differently. The first week the theme was "gray."