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[BKARTS] September @ Asheville BookWorks

Greetings from Asheville,
Consider these weekend classes in September taught by Katherine McGinn, Daniel Essig and Gretchen Winger.

Complete class information and registration options may be found on our website: ashevillebookworks.com

Screen Printing: Set-up to Print
September 1 & 2
Instructor: Katherine McGinn
From setting up to printing on paper and cloth, this class will focus on all the basics to get you started in this fast and friendly print medium. Beginning with your sketches and designs we will make a high contrast (black and white) image to expose onto a screen. Imagery can be hand-drawn, written, photographic or collaged. Once your design is on the screen you can experiment with color variations and image repeat.

Wooden Coptic Books
September 14, 15 & 16
Instructor: Daniel Essig
The historical book you will be making, an Ethiopian style binding, was developed as early as the 4th century. After constructing a miniature paste board model with papyrus covers, you will construct a sewn-board Coptic binding. The elegant sewing structure, combined with wooden covers, opens a wide range of possibilities for both the beginner and the advanced bookbinder. Using simple hand tools, you will drill, shape, and smooth your book covers. Finishing includes sealing your wooden covers with milk paint and a coating of wax as well as adding a leather closure. Many of Daniel’s books are featured in the Penland Book of Handmade Books.

Leather Covered Sewn Board Binding
September 29 & 30
Instructor: Gretchen Winger
This variation on the link stitch goes to the next level with the sumptuous look and feel of leather on the spine. Learn basic leather bookbinding skills while expanding on your sewn-board binding options. We will cover leather paring with the Sharf-Fix machine and edge paring with a knife. Further explorations will include applying other materials to this technique.
Pre-requisite: Basic Sewn-Board binding class or equivalent experience with this structure.

Laurie Corral
828-255-8444 or 828-291-6541
428 1/2 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC  28806

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