[Table of Contents] [Search]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[BKARTS] BookMaking and Paper Repair Classes

BookMaking and Paper Repair Classes taught at

Evergreen State College, Olympia WA

By Gudrun Aurand, Bookbinder&Conservator

Book Binding for Heavy Weights
  Coptic bindings as crafted by the early Christian Egyptians and machine produced bindings?what's the connection? In this course participants will sew a text block Coptic style, similar to machine sewn text blocks. This technique can be helpful to repair a text block or to create your own book. Participants will learn to glue, round, line a spine and how to make a hollow tube. A hollow tube adhered to the spine of text block and cover gives additional support to a heavy text block. Participants will be provided with a used cloth bound book which they will deconstruct as model to practice on. The case will be re-assembled using as much of the original material as feasible. As participants will learn about the structure of the book, they will start to understand how different binding techniques may support or defeat its intended purpose. Participation in other bookmaking classes will be helpful but is not a requirement. Registered participants will receive a materials list. 
  Days & Times: Saturday & Sunday, April 14 & 15, 9am - 3pm
  Course Number: E3036
  Book Repair
  Broken spines, worn corners? Extend the useful life of your book collection. Participants will learn how to inexpensively mend book spines and corners with adhesive tape. The instructor will share tricks of the trade which will make sure your own mending attempts will be successful. Handouts with suppliers and materials used will be provided. Bring a book to practice your newly acquired skills on. 
  Days & Times: Saturday, April 21, 9am - 12pm
  Course Number: E3024

For more information go to


April, May, June Courses

Personal Enrichment Courses


  everything is an aspect of something

Need Mail bonding?
Go to the Yahoo! Mail Q&A for great tips from Yahoo! Answers users.

             For all your subscription questions, go to the
                      Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive.
          See <http://www.philobiblon.com> for full information
 Due to persistent problems with display of the HTML digest, HTML is no
    longer an option. Digest users, please reset your options to the
"traditional" version by sending "set book_arts-l mail digest" without the ""
                      to listserv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

[Subject index] [Index for current month] [Table of Contents] [Search]