with Amanda D’Amico
Thursday, March 25; 6:30–9:30pm CT
Inspired by needlework samplers, this virtual workshop explores several decorative sewing patterns for single signature books. Building on a simple pamphlet stitch, learn several stitches and execute them on a single, multi-signature book.
The result is a decorative and functional book that serves as both a reference for sewing and a specimen of achievement in and of itself. In addition to tools participants source themselves (see more information below), the instructor will send a basic materials kit prior to the workshop, and will discuss alternate materials during work time.
All skill levels welcome!
Certificate: 3 hours, Category A or D
$60/participant (10% discount for MCBA members) + $12 supply fee**
$30 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members) + $12 supply fee**
*We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.
**International participants may be charged an additional shipping fee.
What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop, we recommend you join on a laptop or desktop computer with a microphone, if possible. A camera is optional. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list). This workshop also includes a materials kit that the teaching artist will ship to the address provided at registration (paid for by the supply fee**).
Please note: Registration closes 3/14 at midnight (CT).