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Virtual Educator Summer Camp: Long-Stitch Bookbinding

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Wed, Jul 21, 2021
10 to 11:30 am

Tickets and Reservations

This free program is sold out. Email education@nmwa.org to be added to the wait list.



A dark-skinned adult woman holds a pencil and draws on papers on a table, with an artist's book to her right. She wears dark clothes and has a short afro.
Sold Out. A hands-on, participatory, and fun 90-minute session for anyone identifying as an educator.

Event Description

Long-Stitch Bookbinding with Jamila Zahra Felton

Get inspired by line, color, texture, and pattern! Use a long-stitch binding technique to sew watercolor paper into a beautiful, multi-signature ideas book.

Registrants receive a recommended supply list, applicable digital resources, and Zoom meeting link one week prior to each session.

Camp activities are largely designed to make use of materials and tools you might have at home, to encourage repurposing and seeing everyday objects in a new light.

Session participants can request a professional development certificate of completion reflecting total earned participation hours.

About the Instructor

Jamila Zahra Felton  is a Washington, D.C.-based artist, educator, and librarian. Through book arts, collage, printmaking, and writing, Jamila explores memory, identity, love, self-care, power and Black futures. Jamila’s artist books and zines are in the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). Her artist book The Deep End: Or, Some of Us Learned How to Swim was part of NMWA’s 2019–2020 DMV Color special exhibition. Jamila is a member of Pyramid Atlantic and was its first Gregory Vita Paper Arts Resident.

This program is sold out. Email education@nmwa.org to be added to the wait list.

About the Virtual Educator Camp Series

Our free, virtual Educator Summer Camp welcomes anyone who identifies as an educator. Sessions, inspired by the ABC Institutes and NMWA’s collection, are hands-on, participatory, and fun!

Independent, 90-minute sessions on a variety of topics are offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Monday, July 12, through Friday, July 30.

Register for one session or many depending on your interest and commitments.