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Historical Sewing Sampler I: Unsupported Sewings

  • North Park Community Adult Center 2719 Howard Avenue (map)
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One-Day Workshop by Anne Covell
Level:
All

Member-Early Enrollment: $92
Member Fee: $115
Non-Member Fee: $190
Materials Fee: $20

Member Early Enrollment deadline is November 27, 2018.
PLEASE NOTE: Early Enrollment registration is not refundable.

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In this one-day workshop, students will learn to sew over a dozen historic unsupported sewing styles on a single book. We'll begin with some of the earliest sewing methods, Coptic and Greek link, and progress with the evolution of the book to cover the archival long stitch, packed tacket, unsupported blanket stitch, circular link stitch, and more. Once completed, we'll then progress to oversewing techniques such as cinching, weaving, and knotting for structural as well as decorative embellishment.

Anne Covell, a book artist and papermaker, received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She has studied Asian and Western papermaking techniques and has taught courses in bookbinding, papermaking, and natural dyeing for the University of Iowa Center for the Book and the University of Georgia study-abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. She resides in San Diego, California where she is building a Japanese papermaking studio and investigating Asian papermaking and cover-making techniques. http://www.annecovell.com/ 

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