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Subject: Workshop on the Medieval book

Workshop on the Medieval book

From: Jack C. Thompson <jct>
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 1994
Technology of the Medieval Book VII
11-22 July, 1994

Week One:  Fiber Preparation through papermaking and sizing.

During the first week, participants learn to process flax from retting
through making thread; European style papermaking with traditional
fibers, some of which are beaten on site in a waterpowered three-hammer
stampmill. Asian style papermaking using Kozo cooked and beaten by hand.

Week Two:  Bookbinding

During the second week, participants learn to quarter-split oak for
boards, and dress the wood down with hand tools; manufacture
parchment/vellum; alum tawing; manufacture of fore edge clasps.

The book produced in week one is modeled after the limp vellum style,
the book produced during week two is finished in oak boards.

For additional information contact:

    Jack Thompson
    Thompson Conservation Lab.
    7549 N. Fenwick
    Portland, OR  97217

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