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Classes on bookbinding and paper repair

From: Gudrun Aurand <paper2book4you>
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2007
BookMaking and Paper Repair Classes taught at
Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
By Gudrun Aurand, Bookbinder and Conservator

Book Binding for Heavy Weights
Course Number: E3036
Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, 2007
9am - 3pm

    Coptic bindings as crafted by the early Christian Egyptians and
    machine produced bindings--what's the connection? In this course
    participants will sew a text block Coptic style, similar to
    machine sewn text blocks. This technique can be helpful to
    repair a text block or to create your own book. Participants
    will learn to glue, round, line a spine and how to make a hollow
    tube. A hollow tube adhered to the spine of text block and cover
    gives additional support to a heavy text block. Participants
    will be provided with a used cloth bound book which they will
    deconstruct as model to practice on. The case will be
    re-assembled using as much of the original material as feasible.
    As participants will learn about the structure of the book, they
    will start to understand how different binding techniques may
    support or defeat its intended purpose. Participation in other
    bookmaking classes will be helpful but is not a requirement.
    Registered participants will receive a materials list.

Book Repair
  Course Number: E3024
  Saturday, April 21, 2007
  9am - 12pm

    Broken spines, worn corners? Extend the useful life of your book
    collection. Participants will learn how to inexpensively mend
    book spines and corners with adhesive tape. The instructor will
    share tricks of the trade which will make sure your own mending
    attempts will be successful. Handouts with suppliers and
    materials used will be provided. Bring a book to practice your
    newly acquired skills on.

For more information see

    April, May, June Courses

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