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Subject: Workshop on long and link stitch binding

Workshop on long and link stitch binding

From: Kelli Piotrowski <piotrowski>
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2004
The New York Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is hosting a
workshop by Pamela Spitzmueller on long and link stitch bindings
that will be held on May 14-15, 2004 from 9am-4pm at the New York
Academy of Medicine.

Long and Link Stitch Bindings are beautiful and practical bindings
that can be made with no equipment and only a few hand tools.
Constructed without adhesives, the sewing thread connects the
sections directly to the spine of the covering material. Both long
and link stitches are used alone or in infinite combinations.
Decorative punching and secondary sewing can vary the look of
spines. Traditionally these bindings included a fore-edge flap and
string tie to a decorative button on the spine. Workshop
participants will make two bindings, 1 set piece and one of your own
design. Participants should bring folded sections to save time and
to be sure we finish both books. Pam will also show models and
slides of historic long and link stitch bindings. Space is limited
to ten participants.

Pamela Spitzmueller is the Chief Conservator for Special Collections
in the Harvard University College Libraries where she directs the
Special Collections Conservation Lab in the Weissman Preservation
Center. Pam previously has worked in Rare Book Conservation at the
University of Iowa Libraries, the Library of Congress, and the
Newberry Library in Chicago. Her special interests are book
structures and book sewing in particular. She makes one of a kind
books, has exhibited widely, and sometimes finds time to teach

The workshop fee for Guild of Book Workers members is $145.00, for
non-members $175.00. The materials fee is $20.00. RSVP: Kelli
Piotrowski at kellipiotrowski [at] hotmail__com or call 212-547-0645 for
more information. The New York Academy of Medicine is located at
1216 Fifth Avenue at the corner of East 103rd Street in Manhattan.

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