Introduction to Book Sewing Workshop


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Historic Sugartown's Book Bindery
260 Spring Road
Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355
Region: Philadelphia & The Countryside
Hours of operation: 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Admission fee: Workshop Admission: $60/ Participant, all supplies included. Ages 18 & Up.

Introduction to Book Sewing Workshop in Historic Sugartown’s Bindery Saturday, March 13th, 9AM – 1PM (Malvern, PA) Following new health precautions, Historic Sugartown has safely resumed its Book Bindery workshops in a limited capacity. Learn specialized book sewing techniques at Historic Sugartown. Participants will hand-sew book sections, or signatures, as sections of pages are referred to in the bookbinding trade. Colonial Williamsburg-trained instructor, Ramon Townsend, of, will teach two sewing techniques not taught in the Bookbinding Level I workshop, the French Link Stitch, the Double Needle Coptic Stitch, and the Herringbone Stitch. This three-hour class will take place in Historic Sugartown’s Book Bindery which houses a world-class collection of 19th-century bookbinding tools. Participants will also be provided step-by-step written instructions they can take home. Workshop Admission: $60/ Participant, all supplies included. Ages 18 & Up. The workshop will take place from 9AM – 1PM. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 4 participants. Visit or call 610-640-2667 to register! Historic Sugartown, Inc., is a private, nonprofit organization committed to protecting the 19th-century village of Sugartown. Located at the corner of Sugartown, Boot and Spring Roads in Malvern, Historic Sugartown protects nine historic structures and 9.2 acres that once made up the 19th-century village. Highlights include the c. 1880 General Store, the Carriage Museum, c. 1805 William Garrett House, and Book Bindery. The organization offers annual programs for the community’s enjoyment including Sugartown at Sundown Lantern Tours and A Sugartown Christmas. Historic Sugartown’s Book Bindery, which showcases one of the nation’s richest collections of bookbinding tools and equipment, offers bookbinding and paper marbling workshops throughout the year. Guided tours of the village are available on weekends from May through November, as well as by appointment. School and group tours are available year-round. For more information, visit, or like us on FaceBook.