Long and Link Stitch Bindings online workshop

July 11th, 2023 4:00 PM

  • Instructor: Andrew Huot
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Sessions: 2
  • In-person or Online?: Online

Workshop Fee (includes materials fee): $175
Scholarships available; click here to apply.

This is a two session online workshop.

Long and link stitch bindings were common from the 13th to the 16th century as simple bindings for scholars and to assemble hand scribed books. The sections of the book are connected directly to the covering material, showing off the structure of the sewing while attaching the pages to the cover. Students will make one of each structure.

The workshop fee includes a mailed materials kit containing all papers and thread needed to make two bindings. Students must supply other tools and materials; please see the list below.

International students, please contact us before enrolling to confirm that we are able to ship you a kit.

Materials to Bring: 

  • Mailed materials kit from SFCB


  • Bone Folder
  • Awl
  • Scalpel or Olfa knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Needle
  • Beeswax for thread
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue Stick
  • Scrap of corrugated cardboard


  • Japanese screw punch
  • Awl with a thick shaft

Date & Time: Tuesdays, July 11 & 18, 2023 :: 4-7pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom.

SFCB online workshops are recorded; all registered students will have access to the videos for a month after the final class session.

Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class.

Registration will close two weeks prior to the start date of this workshop to allow time for kits to ship.

About the Instructor | Andrew Huot (he/him)

Andrew Huot is a book artist, bookbinder, and conservator in Toronto, Canada, where he operates Big River Bindery, a studio for bookmaking and letterpress printing, book repair, and design. He holds a Masters in Book Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Andrew’s teaching includes: bookbinding, conservation, and preservation for the University of Illinois School of Information online program, workshops in his studio and across the country at places such as the John C Campbell Folk School, BookArtsLA, the International Preservation Studies Center, and the Guild of Book Workers among others. His artwork focuses on everyday life, abstracting the patterns, lines, and shapes to create playful work that resonates with readers. He exhibits his work widely and it is held in over 50 university library collections. 

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Online Via Zoom
United States