Historic Book Sewing Sampler

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$ 240.00

March 17th, 2018 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Anne Covell
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: March 17th, 2018 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: March 17th, 2018 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

In this course, students will learn to sew over a dozen historic binding styles on a single book. We’ll begin with unsupported sewings (Coptic and Greek) and progress to cord, alum taw, and split leather (Carolingian and Romanesque). In this portion, we’ll experiment with both raised and recessed supports, as well as packing and sewing variants. We’ll also cover later styles such as sewing over tapes and Ramieband and discuss in depth the history of binding and the timeline of developments that gave rise to each sewing style.

Materials to Bring: Optional and avaliable at SFCB for student use during workshop: bone folder, awl, utility knife, needles, scissors, ruler.

Workshop Fee (includes $25 materials fee): $240.00

Date & Time: Saturday, March 17, 2018 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructor | Anne Covell

Anne Covell is a visual artist and hand papermaker. She received her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she was the recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship. She has studied Asian and Western papermaking techniques with Timothy Barrett 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 internationally and can be seen in a growing number of special collections libraries and museums worldwide. Currently, she resides in San Diego, California where she prints limited edition artist books under the imprint Sin Nombre Press, and is also investigating Asian papermaking and cover-making techniques for use in conservation and book arts.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States