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Workshop on handmade paper and paper covered bookbinding

From: Eve Parkin <eve<-at->
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Workshop and masterclass
Principles and practice of handmade papermaking and limp paper
    covered bookbinding
Moulin du Verger Paper Mill
Puymoyen, France.
16-20 September 2013

Chris Clarkson and Jacques Brejoux

Conservation By Design supports papermaking and bookbinding
masterclass at the Moulin du Verger paper mill

For the 7th consecutive year, conservation storage, equipment and
display specialist, Conservation By Design Limited has pledged its
support to the annual Moulin du Verger workshop and research
masterclass on the principles and practice of handmade papermaking
and limp paper covered bookbinding.

Taking place from 16-20 September 2013, Jacques Brejoux (papermaker)
and Christopher Clarkson (bookbinder), two of the leading scholars
and craftsmen in their fields, will host a five day residential
workshop for just eight delegates at the 16th century Moulin du
Verger Paper Mill at Puymoyen near Angouleme, located in the
Charente (Cognac) region of France.

Those in attendance will be able to benefit from a rare interchange
of shared knowledge and experience to develop a joint understanding
of the requirements of Western style papers in the rebinding of
period books and archival material.

The workshop will look at the particular qualities required of
handmade cover papers based on 16th and 17th century exemplars.
Using 19th and 20th century linen rags and Jacques' reproduction
medieval wooden stampers, specifically built for this purpose, it
will allow for direct comparisons to be made with Hollander beaten

Jacques Brejoux will demonstrate techniques such as fibre
identification, pulping, refining, sheet forming, couching, sizing
and loft drying. He will also share his vast knowledge, and discuss
the technical aspects of paper as they relate to book conservation.

Christopher Clarkson will use Jacques' cover papers to demonstrate
the technical qualities required in a handmade paper for use in
period rebinding. His teaching will concentrate on limp paper
binding construction of the Renaissance, a passion of his since the

Those interested in attending the workshop can find out more or book
their place by contacting Jacques Brejoux on +33 545 611 038.

For more details on Moulin du Verger, see


Eve Parkin
Account Manager
Haslimann Taylor PR
+44 121 355 3446
Mobile: +44 7825 382 343

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