Jackson County Visual Arts Association will present two workshops on book arts from 9 a.m. to noon on June 2 and 23 at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.
Phyllis Jarvenin will teach “Introduction to Book Arts” on June 2 and “Long Stitch Binding” on June 23. There is a fee for materials, but no experience is required. Jarvenin describes long stitch binding, “the signatures (groups of folded pages) of the book’s text block are stitched directly to the cover material along the spine. The long binding stitches are exposed, and the text pages are open fully when the book is finished.”