I’ll be teaching my first in-person workshop in what feels like forever at Penland School of Craft in September. Penland is one of my favorite places to teach, and I can’t think of a better way to get back out there. Participants in this intensive workshop will learn multiple variations of the Long and Link Binding.
Exploring Long & Link Stitch Bindings Long- and link-stitch bindings are structures grounded in the traditional bookbinding practices of Italy and Germany. They remain favorites among hand bookbinders today for their flexibility, durability, and the opportunities they offer for innovative pattern-making and design along the spine. In this workshop students will learn three traditional long/link-stitch bindings and then spend the rest of the week experimenting with alternate sewing and covering techniques. We’ll delve into a number of materials for the covers and spine pieces, including leather, handmade paper, wood, and nontraditional materials. All levels welcome. Please note: Participation in fall workshops will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Click here for more information.