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[GBW] Monique Lallier Bookbinding workshop July 19-25, Wells College, NY



Monique Lallier will teach the week-long workshop, "Almost French:  
Binding with Leather" as part of The Wells College Book Arts Center's 
2009 Summer Institute, at their beautiful campus in Aurora, New York, on 
the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake.

Workshop description:

    Students will begin the week by sewing a text block that they will
    then round, back and cover with leather. They will make either a
    full leather binding or half leather binding, depending on their
    level of experience with leather, while learning the importance of
    every step in high quality binding and why things should be done the
    way they are.

    Paring the leather will be an important step of the process, using
    Scharf-Fix and Brockman machines, as well as spokeshaves and paring
    knives.

    Participants will make either French-style embroidered end bands
    with batonnets or English-style with cord as a core; both will be
    taught.

    The finished binding will be very similar to those done in the
    French technique.

    Monique will demonstrate every step on her own book made during the
    workshop.

    Open to all levels, from beginners to advanced.


For more information, or to register, contact Summer Institute director 
Nancy Gil, 315.364.3420 or ngil@xxxxxxxxx

A downloadable brochure for the complete Summer Institute catalog is 
available online at http://www.wells.edu/bkarts/info.htm

To see examples of Monique's work, visit: http://moniquelallier.com/

Instructor bio:

    Monique Lallier started bookbinding with Simone B. Roy in Montréal
    in the early 70's and started teaching there in 1976. With studios
    in Montréal from 1978 till 1987, when she moved to the United
    States, Monique has never stopped teaching bookbinding. Her work has
    been exhibited all over the world in the most prestigious juried
    exhibitions. She served as Chair of the Standards of Excellence for
    the Guild of Book Workers for twelve years and is currently Director
    of the American Academy of Bookbinding. She practices and teaches
    bookbinding in her studio in Summerfield, North Carolina.


-- 
Karen Hanmer
karen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

www.karenhanmer.com


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