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[BKARTS] Late Coptic Bookbinding with Shanna Leino at Shakerag

At Shakerag (Sewanee, TN) www.shakerag.org

June 14-20, 2009
Late Coptic Bookbinding

Focusing on book production practiced in
Egypt during the seventh to 
eleventh centuries, participants will each build a book with laminated
papyrus boards, covered in elaborately worked leather.  We
will blind tool, punch, pierce, lace, and stitch the leather before
covering the book. A peg and strap closure will be fashioned from bone
or brass and leather.  The range of textures, handwork
techniques, and the feel and weight of the completed book are what make
this structure particularly unique and exquisite! 

Artist Biography:
Shanna works out of her studio in
Harrisville, New Hampshire.  Her 
studio work is focused on integrating historic binding methods into new
book forms, and at the moment she is focused on creating small books
with covers of carved bone. She also produces simple hand tools for
book binders and craftspeople. Shanna has taught workshops for Columbia
College Center for Book and Paper Arts,
Wells Book Arts Summer Institute, The Center for Book Arts, and Penland
School of Crafts.

Late Coptic Binding workshop at Shakerag in Sewanee, TN. For more information: www.shakerag.org

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