Bookmaking Workshop: Long-stitch Bindings

  • 1816 10th Street
    Two Rivers, WI 54241

Join us for this workshop where we will explore long-stitch binding. You’ll learn the basic techniques of bookbinding and how to sew this multi-signature book, which creates a beautiful journal. The pages of a long-stitch bound book lay flat, which is great for taking drawing and writing. In this class you will get a detailed handout, see examples of long-stitch books, make two finished books, and explore variations. You'll leave with two finished books ready for sketching or taking notes. The museum will provide wood type printed paper to incorporate into your book.

Materials and tools will be provided: X-acto knife and blades, rulers, bone folders, thread, needles, paper, book binder’s awl, unique cover material and pages, and other unique material. You are welcome to bring your own tools as well.

A little experience and some familiarity with binding books is helpful for this workshop. You do not have to come to class with a specific project in mind. The workshop runs from 10 am until 5 pm. Space is limited, so reservations and a $50 non-refundable deposit when you sign up are required. The $50 balance is due the day of the workshop. Please complete the registration form below to reserve your place. If you have any questions please e-mail or call 920-794-6272.

Stephanie Carpenter makes unique and limited edition books that incorporate letterpress printing and sculptural elements. She graduated with her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and is currently the assistant director at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.

Full cost of workshop:


Deposit due at sign-up:

  • Capacity: 10
  • Available spaces: 9

Registration Form