Long and Link Stitch Variations 2023

Event Info

This two-day, in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

  • Saturday, February 25, 10:00am–4:00pm
  • Sunday, February 26, 10:00am–4:00pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on February 17, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

This in-person class at Center for Book Arts is taught by instructor Sarah Nicholls.

Longstitch is a versatile and attractive method of sewing multiple signature books that open easily, don’t require a lot of complicated equipment, and can be adapted in a variety of ways. We will explore variations on the sewing pattern, combine long and link stitch together, and explore the different kinds of materials this structure is suited to, including leather, handmade paper, and wood.

We will look at binding models to get ideas, and at finished artist books in the CBA collection to see how this historical structure is used by artists. We will address four different variation on the structure and talk about the ways these variations can be personalized.


Required Materials:

All other materials will be provided by Center for Book Arts at no additional cost.

About Sarah Nicholls

Sarah Nicholls is an artist, printmaker, and writer whose work combines language, image, visual narrative, and time.

Her ongoing projects on climate change, urban ecology, and the history of science and technology include a series of letterpress pamphlets as well as participatory programs like guided urban/nature walks.

Nicholls’ limited edition artist’s books are in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Columbia University, and Stanford, among others.  

All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on June 13 at 11:59pm. Participants are required to comply with CBA’s Covid-19 health and safety measures.

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