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Bookbinding: Italian Longstitch

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.

There are many types of longstitch bindings. In this class, we will cover one of the most basic kinds sometimes called an Italian or slotted longstitch. This simple yet elegant binding is a favorite for journals and accessible to all skill levels. We will be using covers made from board and book cloth, but once you learn this structure you can easily use other materials such as leather, paper, or even vellum.

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: October 23
Wood + Metal Table (I)
Later Event: October 24
Intro to Ceramics (III)