https://bit.ly/3Iwxwel Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Accessible Spots, Art, Classes, Rainy Day Ideas
In this workshop, you will create your own journal with a link stitch binding, involving only needle and thread. This type of simple binding allows the book to lay flat when open, making it perfect for sketching or writing. It’s also a great way for beginners to learn fundamental bookbinding concepts and techniques. The technique is derived from the Coptic multi-section binding technique used in Egypt as early as the second century CE. Using this method, the sections of paper are attached to each other with chain stitch links across the spine, rather than cords running across the spine as seen in European bindings from the eighth century onward. While historical bindings would have covers of wooden boards or layered papyrus, we will be using colored cardstock that you can decorate with paint or collage.
Yi Bin Liang, Conservation Technician, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies
No prior experience necessary. Bring your imagination, curiosity, and creativity! This workshop will take place in the Materials Lab, Lower Level.
$15 materials fee. Registration is required and space is limited. Registration for this workshop will open on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at this link, and participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. To join the waitlist, please email [email protected]. Minimum age of 14.
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The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at [email protected] at least 48 hours in advance.