I frequently teach professional training workshops in bookbinding and conservation. Here are the workshops scheduled so far in 2018.
This class explores contemporary methods of repairing damaged historical papers. Students are provided with samples of damaged sheets of paper to repair, dating from the 17th to the 21st centuries, but they are encouraged to bring their own documents to conserve during the class.
Saturday, March 10 & Sunday, March 11, 8:30am-4:30pm.
Pierced Vellum Binding
Participants will create modern versions of the 17th century pierced vellum binding, with the design created by utilizing a punctured vellum cover revealing decoration on the boards beneath. This course will cover: lining vellum, fabricating and decorating the boards; constructing a stiffboard case; creating a pierced vellum design; and covering in vellum.
Friday to Sunday, April 20 – 22
Function meets Aesthetic: Rebacking techniques for leather books
The repair of damaged leather binding of books is a foundation treatment for all book conservators. In this course participants will learn and review several traditional and modern techniques for the repair of both tight and hollow back. The workshop will explore the importance of secure board attachment before the application of appropriate outer covering to re-attach the original spine and boards.
American Institute for Conservation Annual Meeting, Houston.
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