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Course on leather paring

From: Lis Vinson <lvinson>
Date: Friday, September 1, 2000
Leather Paring for Book Conservators
19-23 November 2000
West Dean College

Course Tutor: Simon Haigh

This practical course is intended for conservators who work on books
regularly or occasionally, newly qualified conservators who wish to
add to their skills, those who wish to re-establish skills, and
those who wish to gain leather working skills for work mainly on
objects, rather than books.

Topics will include:

    *   The history and context of leather paring and selection of

    *   Selection, preparation, adaptation and sharpening of tools

    *   Selection of paring surfaces, and use of paring machines.

    *   Reference will be made to the development of binding styles
        which have an effect on the use of leather as a covering

    *   A comprehensive range of techniques will be taught covering
        all aspects of leather paring.

The main purpose of the Course is to provide practical experience.
Teaching will be by means of demonstrations and visual presentation,
but the major part will involve working on leather with appropriate
help and guidance. Notes will be provided.

Simon Haigh: Studied at London College of Printing 1980-85, BA
(Hons) in Graphic Design, certificate and extended studies in craft
bookbinding. Elected licentiate of Designer Bookbinders 1996.
Visiting lecturer LCP 1995, visiting lecturer City Literary
Institute (Bolt Court). Speaker at Society of Bookbinders'
conferences 1997/99. Currently working with Jim Brockman.

Cost including 4 days accommodation in single study bedrooms and all
meals UKP394. Bursaries will be available. Application forms from:

    West Dean College
    West Dean
    West Sussex PO18 0QZ
    +44 1243 811301
    Fax: +44 1243 811343
    westdean [at] pavilion__co__uk

Kathryn Kellagher
Marketing Officer, West Dean College
+44 1243 818265

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Received on Friday, 1 September, 2000

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