Bookbinding 201: The Longstitch

The longstitch bound book is characterized by its classic style and its ability to employ a range of visually dynamic sewing structures. A combination of long straight stitches and braided link stitches adorn the spine of the book, which can be made of leather, fabric, or paper. Students will become familiar with bookbinding tools, materials, and terminology, as well as sewing techniques that will allow the student to complete a longstitch bound book from start to finish. Bookbinding 201 workshops are great way for students with bookbinding experience to refresh or hone skills and a great taste of what bookbinding offers for beginning students. All supplies, including felt for the cover will be provided, However, students have the option to bring a 12″x18″ piece of leather or faux leather for their book cover.