#5032 Limp Leather Binding, with Anne Covell - Sept 10

$ 150.00


In this workshop, we'll create two limp leather bindings in two different styles: an archival long stitch, and a packed tacket binding. 


The packed tacket binding, which dates back to the 2nd century AD, is an exposed spine binding that combines coils of thread that snake up and down the spine. The archival long stitch combines paired stations that are sewn to supportive backplates. This binding was used predominantly in 16th - 19th century Europe. Existing examples can be found in archives throughout Italy and Spain. Check the images for this class for images of  historic examples from the Sienna archives.

These structures combine speed and simplicity with suppleness and durability. Few tools and little to no adhesives are required to make them. Emphasis in this class will be on punching and sewing methods. Closures and decorative oversewing techniques will also be covered.  

Sunday, September 10 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fee: $150 plus $40 materials fee

About the Instructor | Anne Covell

Anne Covell received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she studied on an Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has taught courses in bookbinding, papermaking, and natural dyeing for the University of Iowa Center for the Book, as well as the University of Georgia study abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad and can be seen in a growing number of special collections libraries and museums worldwide including the Yale University Arts Library, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the National Library of Chile. She currently resides in San Diego, CA.

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