Single Signature Sampler

with Amanda D’Amico
Thursday, February 25; 6–9pm CST

Inspired by needlework samplers, this 3-hour workshop explores several decorative sewing patterns for single signature books. Building on a simple pamphlet stitch, participants will 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, as well as a specimen of achievement in and of itself. The instructor will send a basic materials kit to participants prior to the workshop, and will discuss alternate materials during work time.

All skill levels welcome!
Certificate: 3 hours, Category 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: 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 supplies from the materials list. A materials kit will also be shipped to the address provided at registration within one week before the workshop. Teaching artists will answer questions about the materials list in advance of the workshop.

This workshop is full. Add your name to the wait list and you’ll be contacted if another section of the workshop is scheduled.