Workshop: Medieval Style Binding with Ginna Cullen
Saturday, December 7, 2019  (10 AM – 4:00 PM)

Participants will make a leather journal that is assembled using one piece of leather folded around Coptic stitched signatures.
Signatures are attached to the leather with glue and the journal ties with a leather strap.
Using folios torn by hand to simulate deckle edges, binders will sew the signatures using a Coptic stitch, assemble the journal with glue, and add the leather tie.

About the artist
Ginna Cullen has a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS) degree in studio art from Virginia Commonwealth University.
She currently serves on the board of the Virginia Art Education Association, conducts professional development classes for art teachers (she taught art in public schools for 30 years), and in 2017 was selected as the Virginia Art Educator of the Year.
Cullen is a painter and sculptural book artist and has exhibited often in central Virginia, Richmond, Washington D.C. as well as other areas of the country.

Workshop Details:
Book Arts Workshop: Medieval Style Binding
Day/Date/Time: Saturday, December 7, 2019  (10 AM – 4:00 PM)
Location: Virginia Center for the Book (map: Jefferson School City Center)
Fee for One Day Workshop: $150 members, $160 nonmembers (fee includes materials)
Instructor: Ginna Cullen
Class Size: Limited to 8/10 students
Skill level: All are welcome (assistance with Coptic binding will be offered)
Materials and tools: All materials provided w/tools available for in-class use
Participants may bring their own sewing materials that they use for bookbinding
For specific workshop information: Ginna Cullen <>
For registration and Center for the Book information: Garrett Queen <>

Course fees must be paid to complete your registration.
You will receive an email confirmation upon completion of your registration.

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