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[BKARTS] Workshop Announcement: Variations on the German Case Binding with Peter Verheyen, Easthampton, MA, April 17-18.
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Workshop Announcement: Variations on the German Case Binding with Peter
April 1718 (Sat. & Sun.) $190 plus $50 materials fee
Garage Annex School for Book Arts, Easthampton, MA
<http://www.GarageAnnexSchool.com> for full registration information.
There are a couple spots left in Peter Verheyen's workshop. Please visit
our Web site in order to view images <http://www.GarageAnnexSchool.com>.
You may register online using your charge card if you like.
During this weekend workshop you will prepare and bind two textblocks which
will be covered in the German case binding style--the first in full paper,
and the second as a so-called millimeter binding (Edelpappband) with
Often referred to as the Bradel binding, from which it is derived, the
cover (case) of the German case binding is assembled completely before
covering, allowing it to be precisely fitted to the textblock. This is in
contrast to the English style of case binding where all individual
components of the case are cut to final size and then laid out on the glued
out covering material. This quality makes it very suitable for those
beginning the study of traditional binding. German case style has a long,
rich history that Peter has studied extensively. You will benefit from his
experience, and learn to produce crisp, elegant bindings--especially
appropriate for smaller books. The basic structure is used in German hand
binderies for most production work to be covered in cloth or paper,
including library binding. It is ideally suited for fine editions as well
as one-of-a-kind bindings. It also works equally well for square as well as
rounded spine binding.
Participation in this workshop will give you the opportunity to learn a
style of binding that is precise, yet has a great deal of flexibility in
terms of the design. The case can be covered entirely in paper or cloth,
and embellished with cloth, leather, or vellum trim. Traditionally this
trim is located along the top and bottom squares, along the fore edges, or
combinations of these.
This workshop is also an ideal introduction to using leather in binding as
you will only need small amounts of leather for the millimeter style--a
great use for the scraps generated as one learns to pare. You will prepare
your leather using a Scharf-Fix paring machine.
The design of your binding is produced by the combination of covering
materials, for example, marbled, paste, printed, and other decorated
papers. Students should bring decorated papers of their own choosing.
Suitable papers will include most commercially available marbled or
pastepapers. Two pieces of 14 x 10, grain short (parallel to the spine)
will be needed. The size of the completed book will be 8.5 x 5.5 inches. If
making your own, 80 lb text weight papers such as Mohawk Superfine of
Permalife work quite well. Because it matches everything, leather trim will
No previous experience is necessary.
With the exception of the covering paper, all materials are included in the
$50 materials fee.
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