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Subject: Workshops


From: Gary Frost <dryfrio>
Date: Friday, March 6, 1998
An excellent series of craft skill courses offered in a wonderful
craft environment will soon be presented by Jim Croft at his
homestead near Santa Idaho. He and Melody are the "great friends in
the woods" for the field of the book crafts and one of their
workshops is a wonderful, complete experience. Here are three
workshop opportunities.

May 8-11, 1998

"Old Ways of Hand Papermaking" with Neal Bonham and Suzanne Ferris
using hemp, flax or cotton pulps with comparisons and contrasts of
the beater meeting the water powered stamp mill plus special
emphasis on various methods of drying including restraint, loft and
stack drying plus internal and gelatin tub sizing and wet gelatin
pressing and hand burnishing

May 13-15, 1998

"Old Ways of Hemp and Flax Processing for Thread and Papermaking"
with Jim Croft using local, imported, sorted, sordid and recycled
hemp and flax some taken from seed to thread and from rag to fiber
or at least stalk to thread including linen firehouse processing. you
may participate in lye making from ash, wood fired lye cooking,
retting, braking, scutching, hackling, spinning, plying, natural
bleaching and hand cutting fiber.

May 17-19, 1998

"Old Ways of Hands making Hand Tools most especially for
Bookbinding" with Jim Croft using wood, bone, bamboo and steel plus
sharpening and maintenance of same, (to be repeated at PBI, June
10-14, 1998)

May 21-24, 1998

"Old Ways of making Wooden Book Boards with Clasps" with Jim Croft
including how to harvest and cure local woods and quarter splitting
from the block and sawing, hewing and shaping by hand plus learning
to form the formerly commonplace but now often neglected or even
negated need for clasps.

All workshops taking place in rural North Idaho amongst rustic
dwellings, slightly different than how we grew up - comfortable
camping at the same site as the "Technology of the Medieval Book"

Paper - May 8-11, 1998, 4 days, $280
Fiber - May 13-15, 1998, 3 days, $175
Tools - May 17-19, 1998, 3 days, $175 (and at PBI, June 10-14, 1998)
Boards and Clasps - May 21-24, 1998, 4 days, $240

Meals lovingly served in our outdoor kitchen in the garden by Melody
Eckroth Croft and descendants--she's practiced at meeting dietary

    Jim Croft
    Traditional Hand
    P.O. Box 211
    Santa, ID, 83866

                  Conservation DistList Instance 11:74
                   Distributed: Friday, March 6, 1998
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Received on Friday, 6 March, 1998

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