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Subject: Bookbinding workshops

Bookbinding workshops

From: Walter H. Mcdonald <nbss>
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 1995
North Bennet Street School is offering two bookbinding workshops
this summer:

Cloth Case Bookbinding, July 24-28
Non-Adhesive Binding, July 31-August 4

Both will be taught by Michele Waters, assisted by Rebekah Lord
Gardiner, both graduates of North Bennet Street School.  Classes
will meet Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  The price of each
workshop is $400.00.  We provide bench space, materials, and shop
supplies.  The few tools needed will be available at cost in class.

Dormitory housing at local colleges is available at an extra cost of
about $190.00 per week.

Full course descriptions follow.  For catalogues or information
contact Pamela White, Workshop Coordinator, North Bennet Street
School, 39 North Bennet Street, Boston, MA 02113.  (617) 227-0155
(phone); (617) 227-9292 (fax).

Cloth Case Bookbinding

    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 and backed or flat-back
    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 permits.

    Limited to 12 students.  Classes larger than 9 will have an

Non-adhesive Bookbinding

    This course will cover a historical range of sewn bindings as
    alternatives to traditional case bindings.  Through
    demonstrations and exercises, students will learn to construct
    simple pamphlets, long stitch, Coptic, Japanese side sewn
    bindings, and others as time allows. Basic skills of folding,
    cutting, and sewing will be covered.  Emphasis will be on
    matching an appropriate structure to the chosen materials and
    intended use of the book.  Topics will also include paper
    selection and structural opportunities for decoration.

    Students are encouraged to bring a variety of paper types to
    work with, such as decorative, cover weight, and found papers.
    These structures lend themselves to the kind of expressive
    design found in artists' books.

    Limited to 12 students.  Classes larger than 9 will have an assistant.

Walter H. Mcdonald

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:89
                    Distributed: Sunday, May 7, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-89-004
Received on Wednesday, 3 May, 1995

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