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Bookbinding Basics: Woven Leather Longstitch Binding

For those interested in bookbinding, or those who like to write, or those who are just avid note takers, this is the class for you. Come and learn how to sew a non-adhesive binding with Johanna Smick. Johanna received her BFA in Printmaking from Washington University, and her certificate in Bookbinding and Restoration from the North Bennet Street School in Boston. She now lives in Birmingham where she has her own bindery and print studio.

Woven Leather Longstitch Binding
This updated historic structure was commonly used for hymnals in monasteries. Today it is a popular and durable structure for handmade journals. We will be using leather for our covers and will discuss weaving variations.

Price: $60
Supply fee: $20
Payment due: at enrollment
Pre-requisite: None
Ages: Kids 12 and up are welcome if signed up with an adult

Earlier Event: December 15
Intro to Ceramics (III)
Later Event: January 15
Intro to Screen Printing