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[BKARTS] Secret Belgian binding workshop in Iowa City IA USA

Secret Belgian Binding
a workshop with Emily Martin
Saturday, October 25 10am - 4pm
Kolarik Book Studio 16 North Hall
University of Iowa Center for the Book

A one-day workshop assembling a model of the Secret Belgian Binding. This historical binding was rediscovered by Hedi Kyle and has been attributed to the Belgians, though its origins are still obscure. This hard cover book can be made with paste paper, other decorated papers or book cloth. The two covers and the spine piece are constructed of binders board covered with paper or cloth; each piece is separate until sewn onto the text block. The text block is sewn and then the covers are sewn onto the text block using a pattern of stitches, which traps the spine in place with a set of loops back and forth across the spine between the front and back covers. This binding yields an attractive and very sturdy book with a decorative pattern of colored waxed linen threads on the spine.
All materials are included in the fee and will be provided.
Students should bring:
bone folder
awl or pin tool (if you have one)
paper ripping knife (or table knife)
Fees & Materials
 $40.00 UI Students
 $60.00 Non Student 
To Register
 contact Julie Leonard
 319 351 4847
 In the case of a cancellation, fees
 will be refunded only if we can fill
 your place in the class.
Sponsored by the Book Arts Club & University of Iowa Center for the Book

Emily Martin
The Naughty Dog Press

251 Manchester Lane
Iowa City, IA 52245 USA
319 338-5741


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