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Historical Sewing Sampler II: Supported Sewings

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One-Day Workshop by Anne Covell

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

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In this 1-day workshop, students will learn to sew over a dozen historic supported sewing styles on a single book. We’ll begin by sewing over cord, alum taw, and split leather. In this portion, we’ll experiment with both raised and recessed supports, as well as packing and sewing variants, including the isolated pack and weave and blanket stitch. Next, we’ll cover later styles such as sewing over tapes and Ramieband, including decorative variants, and discuss in depth the history of binding and the timeline of developments that gave rise to each sewing style.

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.