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[BKARTS] Sandy Tilcock Workshop in Portland, Oregon

23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to present BACK TO BASICS 1: SEWN BOARD
BINDING with Sandy Tilcock

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2008, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97232

This is the first in a series of workshops designed to emphasize basic
bookbinding skills. Have you ever found yourself returning home from a
workshop, only to realize that you have no idea how proceed from
there; the information presented was so vast that you were unable to
remember the particulars? It is the intent of these workshops to give
the participant the opportunity to perfect basic binding skills and
gain a working understanding of the processes involved in making a
book. We will also discuss tools, adhesives, covering materials and
other topics that come up.

This first workshop will focus on the sewn board binding, which was
introduced by Gary Frost. In this style the cover boards are sewn as
part of the text block employing a simple linking stitch. As a result
the cover to text block attachment is secure and the subsequent
movement between them is smooth and unimpeded. Covering the boards is
done after the sewing and requires a minimal amount of glue. It is not
necessary to have a book press or other heavy equipment. The resulting
book lies flat upon opening.

Sandy Tilcock has more than 30 years of experience in bookbinding and
20 years as a letterpress printer. In 1987 she received her MFA in
book Arts from the University of Alabama as a binding major. Sandy
began work specializing in edition binding and box making for other
printers as well as taking on custom binding commissions. In 1991 she
established lone goose press, a literary fine press in Eugene, Oregon
and from 1999-2006 was director of the University of Oregon's Knight
Library Press. Tilcock's work is recognized for its impeccable and
imaginative craftsmanship and design. For Sandy, each part of the
process is hands-on, from developing a design and engaging with
authors and artists, through production scheduling down to details
such as paper decoration and adjusting glue recipes for specific
purposes. The subtlety and refinement of her work keeps it
understated, in keeping with her philosophy, "Do good work and allow
the work to speak for itself."

Your materials fee includes everything you will need to go home with
two complete books. Please also bring the following tools: bone
folder, straight edge, sharp pencil, cutting mat, cutting knife
(x-acto with #11 blade) and enthusiasm for learning!

Workshop Fees: $85 plus $35 materials fee. Class size is limited to 8 students.

There are two ways to register:
1. Registration is quick and easy online at
www.23sandy.com/SandyTilcock/May.html. You can pay with any credit
card or Paypal at this form.
2. You can also download and mail a registration form at:

For more information or questions email Laura or phone her at 503-927-4409.

Laura Russell
23 Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-927-4409
Web site: www.23Sandy.com

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