LONG STITCH BINDINGS - LST0218
Genova, 3 February 2018
Cristina Balbiano d'Aramengo

The Long-stitch is one of the oldest methods of sewing book sections to a cover. It can be an easy way to make interesting books and notebooks with flexible covers made of handmade paper, fabrics, vellum or leather, as well as to reproduce the technique on old books.

With Long-stitch sewing the sections are held evenly and the volume opens completely and with ease. No adhesive is needed.

During this workshop we will analyse traditional and modern Long-stitch techniques and we will learn how to make different structures. Such structural variations will help to create a variety of ornamental patterns on the spine, as the sewing thread is always visible when sewn Long-stitch.

The covering materials will include handmade paper and fabrics.


LONG STITCH BINDINGS - LST0218
Genova, 3 February 2018
Cristina Balbiano d'Aramengo

Bookbinding and conservation - Book's learning paths