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Subject: Bookbinding Workshops

Bookbinding Workshops

From: Walter H. McDonald <nbss>
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 1994
Bookbinding Workshops
North Bennet Street School

July 18-22
Fundamentals of Cloth Case Binding

This workshop will introduce students to basic hand binding techniques.
Each student will complete at least two bindings, one square and one
with rounded and backed spine.  Students can choose to make quarter
covers using decorated paste papers produced in class.

We will discuss the choice of rounded or backed construction, tools,
materials, and adhesives in simple hand bindings.  Through
demonstrations and exercises, students will learn the steps of cloth
case book construction:  folding, sewing, making and attaching
endpapers, trimming, and covering in cloth.  Additional topics will
include decorative techniques including headbands, paste papers, and
sprinkled edges. Alternative sewing structures will be discussed if time

August 1-5
Boxmaking and Protective Enclosures

This workshop is designed for librarians, book collectors, and beginning
and intermediate bookbinders interested in learning to construct
protective enclosures for books.  Portfolios with attached wrappers will
be made for thin books, documents, or ephemera.  Students will also
construct drop spine, double tray boxes suitable for rare or fragile
books.  Through demonstrations and exercises, each student will learn to
measure, cut, and assemble these enclosures, to label them using hot
stamping, and to adapt them to specific items.  if time permits, we will
also construct slipcases.

The class will discuss the application of these structures to libraries
and private collections and will consider options in materials
selection, design, and labelling.  Students will gain insight into
matching a suitable enclosure to a specific item.

For information contact:

    Pamela White
    Workshop Coordinator
    North Bennet Street School
    39 North Bennet Street
    Boston, MA 02113
    Fax: 617-227-9292

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:80
                    Distributed: Monday, May 9, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-7-80-006
Received on Wednesday, 4 May, 1994

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