Longstitch with Karen Lightner

March 9, 2019
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central

Called long-stitch because of the long stitches visible on the spine of the book, this non-adhesive binding technique dates back to the Middle Ages. Participants will be taught the basic sewing technique and will make an all-paper model that they can take home.

The class will be taught by Karen Lightner who just retired from the Free Library of Philadelphia, having served as head of the Art Department for the past 10 years. She has been on the Board of Philadelphia Center for the Book for several years and is a member of the Guild of Book Workers. She studied Photography and Book Arts at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY and earned an MFA there in 1981.



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