Sewn Board Binding is an elegant and contemporary method of binding a book that features a flexible cover, unattached spine, and completely flat book opening.  Constructed with little adhesive and common materials, the Sewn Board cover is trimmed flush with the book text block.  Unlike traditional case-bound books, gluing in the text block is easy.  Participants will fold signatures, use a jig to punch sewing stations, sew the text block and cover materials together, and complete the book with spine cloth and decorative paper.  The resulting book is useful as a journal and sketchbook and is easily replicated at home in varied sizes and materials.

Workshop Details:
Book Arts Workshop: Sewn Board Binding
Day/Date/Time: Sunday, August 29, 2021 (10 AM – 4:00 PM w/BYO lunch break)
Location: Virginia Center for the Book (map: Jefferson School City Center)
Fee for One Day Workshop: $135 members, $150 nonmembers (fees include $10 for materials)
Instructor: Jane Freeman
Class Size: Limited to 8 students
Skill level: Suitable for beginners who are comfortable following verbal directions and using basic tools (bone folder, Exacto knife, scissors, glue, brush, cutting board)
Materials and tools: All materials provided w/tools available for in-class use (participants may bring their own tools)
For registration and Center for the Book information: Garrett Queen <>

COVID Vaccination & Masking Policy:
It is the Virginia Center for the Book’s expectation that all workshop and presentation attendees will be vaccinated.
As of 08/09/21, all participants in Virginia Center for the Book programming must be masked.
Should public health guidelines change and new norms be applicable, we reserve the right to revisit the expectations in the interest of participant health and safety and full refunds will be made if this causes any cancellations.

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

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