#5116 Archival Long Stitch Binding, April 24 am, with Anne Covell

$ 65.00


The archival long stitch was used predominantly in 16th - 19th century Europe. Existing examples can be found in archives throughout Italy and Spain. Sewn into a durable papercase wrapper, the archival long stitch combines paired sewing stations with contrasting decorative backplates that provide stability and support while sewing. This structure combines speed and simplicity with flexibility and durability of form. Few tools and little to no adhesives are required to make this binding. Emphasis in this class will be on signature punching and sewing methods.

Students in this class will be provided with a descriptive handout and materials list in advance of the class to allow students to bind along with the instructor during the demonstration. 

This is a online class. Information about participating by zoom will be sent to all participants in advance. We encourage you to enroll early so you can gather the materials and supplies and work along during the class.

Archival Long Stitch Binding, Saturday, April 24 from 9 am to 11 am PST

This is a Virtual Class, you will attend by zoom. The link to the class will be sent one day in advance. We are not currently recording classes.

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.

Please consider:

We want you to join the class by video, if possible, and participate. If you have a noisy household (dogs, partners, music lessons) we encourage you to mute your speaker so the instructor can be heard easily by everyone.

Try to prepare a workspace so you have some room to work, and a space to connect to the class.

All refunds will be assessed a $20 administrative fee. Students must submit a refund request at least 7 days before the start date of a class to be issued a full refund, less the administrative fee. Requests submitted between 7 days and the start date of a class will be eligible for a 50% refund, less the administrative fee. No refunds will be issued on the day a class begins or following the first class (if it meets multiple times).

Classes missed by students cannot be refunded or rescheduled, and makeup classes will not be provided to students who miss a regularly scheduled class. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be canceled prior to the first class. Every effort will be made to notify the student regarding cancellation within 3 days before the first class.

If BookArtsLA cancels the class, the student will receive a full refund.