JAMES REID-CUNNINGHAM

I teach professional workshops in bookbinding and conservation.
Here is my schedule of upcoming workshops.

Miniature Bookbindings

Miniature books present difficult design and structural challenges to the bookbinder. A true miniature is less than three inches tall, and during this course, the student will construct three books of diminishing size: a long stitch binding with decorated boards, a lapped component binding, and an accordion in a wrapper with a tongue and slot enclosure. The course will contrast the utility of case binding, accordion, and non-adhesive structures for miniature books, with a concentration on flexibility and book action. We will analyze materials and techniques suitable for small format books. The limitations inherent in small-scale books will challenge students to do precisely executed and finely detailed work.\

Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7, 2020, 8:30am-4:30pm.
North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA.

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Introduction to Leather Bookbinding

In this workshop, students will learn to bind in quarter or half leather. After sewing a textblock on cloth tapes and lining the spine, the primary focus will be paring leather using an English-style knife and Scharf-fix paring machine, and covering in goatskin with marbled paper sides.


Friday, June 19, Saturday, June 20, & Sunday, June 21, 2020, 8:30am-4:30pm.
North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA.

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Historic Sewing Structures

Sewing creates the foundation for a bookbinding. In this workshop participants will execute four historic sewing structures dating from the 11th to the 20th centuries: herringbone sewing on split thongs; packed sewing on double raised cords; sewing on single raised cords; and sewing on single sawn-in cords.

Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12, 2020, 8:30am-4:30pm.
North Bennet Street School, Boston, MA.

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James Reid-Cunningham is a Professional Associate
of the American Institute for Conservation.

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Cambridge MA 02140 USA 617-304-2652 james@reid-cunningham.com