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[BKARTS] Byzantine Binding Workshop, NYC

Introduction to Byzantine Binding with Anna Embree
A three-day workshop, Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
March 1-3, 2007. Sponsored by the Guild of Book
Workers New York Chapter.

During this workshop, participants will learn the main
structural characteristics of Byzantine bookbinding
through the construction of a model. We will begin
with a discussion of the unique features of Byzantine
wooden board covers, followed by wooden board
preparation and sewing of the textblock using an
unsupported link stitch. Pronounced raised endbands
will be sewn along the board edges and into the
textblock of the model.  We will then cover in full
goatskin, construct braided leather clasps and finish
the cover with blind tooling.

Anna Embree teaches bookbinding in the School of
Library and Information Studies, MFA in Book Arts
Program at The University of Alabama. Anna holds a
Master of Arts degree in Textiles and Clothing from
Iowa State University, a Graduate Certificate in Book
Arts and Technologies from the University of Iowa
Center for the Book, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Art from the University of Iowa. In addition to these
degree programs, Anna completed an apprenticeship in
Rare Book Conservation at the University of Iowa

Space is limited to 10 participants. Experience sewing
a textblock is required.

Workshop fee: Members-$240, non members-$300
Materials fee: $30
Participants must also bring 1 piece of goatskin 11.5
x 17" and 2 strips of the same leather 3/4 x 10". 
Natural grain Harmatan skin in a shade of brown is

To register, please contact Clare Manias at
cmanias@xxxxxxxxx or call (212) 851-5603. 

The workshop will be held at the Preservation
Laboratory of The New York Academy of Medicine located
at 1216 Fifth Avenue at the corner of East 103rd
Street in Manhattan from 9am to 5pm, March 1-3, 2007.

Clare Manias

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