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Course on hand papermaking

From: Denise Troughton <denise.troughton<-a>
Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
2nd Cover Paper Workshop
with Christopher Clarkson and Jacques Brejoux
Moulin Du Verger
Paper Mill, France
Sept 8-12-2008

Now in its second year: explore cover papermaking with Jacques
Brejoux and paper covered binding with Christopher Clarkson, a
workshop to be held in the 16th century Moulin Du Verger Paper Mill
in Puymoyen, near Angouleme in the Charante (Cognac) region of

At the IPC conference in Edinburgh in 2006, Conservation By Design
were pleased to introduce these two extraordinary scholars and
craftsmen and suggested that they work together for the first time
in September 2007, sharing their experience and knowledge. This will
be the second workshop at the paper mill in the wonderful
surroundings of the French countryside

An exceptional opportunity to work with two leaders in their
different fields and combine a five day stay in rural France with a
period of research, training and testing the qualities of handmade
cover papers required in book conservation for sympathetic and
durable rebinding.

Using 19th and 20th century linen rags to make handmade papers,
Jacques Brejoux will demonstrate the techniques of fibre
identification, pulping, refining, sheet forming, couching, loft
drying etc..

Chris Clarkson, using Jacques' cover papers and some from other
western mills, will discuss the technical qualities he requires in a
handmade cover paper for use in rebinding period text-blocks. Chris
will focus on cover paper qualities and their necessary

In the first workshop, 2007, the interchange and shared knowledge
and skills of Jacques and Chris, and that of the participants, added
to informed discussion and helped towards a joint understanding of
the requirements--possibly, if needed, a reassessment--of western
style papers used in the conservation and rebinding of books and
archival material.

Following the initial workshop prototypes cover papers were produced
and are in the process of being tested. Also reproduction stamper
has been commissioned and this will be used in the paper pulp
process for the workshop in 2008.

Please note the workshop will be conducted in English and is limited
to 8 people.

Cost: Workshop, fee for 5 day, UKP800.00 per person

    5 nights full board, UKP300.00 per person (sharing twin room)
    5 nights full board   UKP390.00 per person (single occupancy)

For more information


Denise Troughton
Conservation By Design Limited
+44 1234 846 360

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