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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform
Class meets Sunday Oct 4th 12-3pm EDT
French Link Binding
Traditionally used to “case in” books, you’d often not see this binding from the spine after completing the book. We will experiment with leaving this binding exposed and experimenting with attaching covers in different ways. This binding is another beautiful way to make books, as well as a way to experiment with structure. We will focus on learning the stitch, and discuss options for finishing in different ways.
All images: Erin Sweeney
Instructor: Erin Sweeney
Erin Sweeney lives and works in southern New Hampshire. She received her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she was awarded the Elizabeth C. Roberts Prize for Graduate Book Arts. She also has a BFA in Sculpture from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.
Sweeney exhibits nationally, most recently at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts and at the Museum of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. In 2019, Sweeney was awarded a Ruth and James Ewing Award for Excellence in the Arts, and in 2020 was a juror for the Awards.
Additionally, Sweeney is the Coordinator of the Art Education program at Plymouth State University. She teaches Art Education and studio courses; develops curriculum, and assessment strategies, and loves to talk about teaching! She also teaches workshops at her Lovely in the Home Press and travels to teach workshops.