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Beginning Bookbinding: Sewing the Long-Stitch Book w/ DEREK BACCHUS

November 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn how to sew the Long-Stitch book, a simple book form that has been used since medieval times in Germany.

This is a non-adhesive structure that has both an exposed spine, yet the book’s pages are also sewn directly to the cover. In this workshop the cover will be a flexible and soft beautiful suede leather, and incorporating a smooth. rounded leather cord to wrap around the entire book. These make excellent sketch journals, with the perfect paper of your choice.



$50, $40 OHCA members. Materials fee $12

Members, please enter coupon code MEMBER upon checkout to receive your membership discount.

Beginners welcome.




Derek Bacchus is a publishing consultant, creative director, designer, photographer, educator, and bookbinder. He has been a magazine art director for a number of titles, including the Wine Spectator, a book publishing design director at Allworth Press, and most recently Chief Product Officer and Publisher at the children’s edtech startup, Know Yourself, in downtown Oakland.

He taught for nearly twenty years, including design history at Parsons School of Design and The Cooper Union (New York); 2-D Design, Information Design and a Senior Seminar in Alphabets and Books at Cooper Union; and bookbinding at the Pont-Aven School of Art in Brittany, France. He has design degrees from Parsons School of Design, and The Yale School of Art.



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November 11, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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