Workshop Opportunity

Drop-spine Box (aka Clamshell Box) with Martha Kearsley
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9am-4pm
$125, call (207) 780-5900 to register
Wishcamper Center Multi-Purpose Room
University of Southern Maine, Portland

The drop-spine box is a remarkably useful structure and can be easily adapted from its original purpose of housing books to create elegant and expressive portfolios. Owing to time constraints, students will build a drop-spine box from pre-measured and cut materials, but will also be provided with the skills, models and information to design and create their own boxes.

Martha Kearsley is a bookbinder from Portland, Maine. She owns and operates Strong Arm Bindery where she specializes in the repair of antiquarian books, box-making and edition work. Strong Arm Bindery is hope to a burgeoning line of stationery pieces and printed matter. Martha is also an instructor at North Bennet Street School’s Bookbinding program.

Olfa or Xacto knife
Small and Medium Bristle Brushes (for glue)
Straight Edge or Ruler
Bone Folder
Plastic triangle (optional)
You may also want to bring your lunch. There are a few nearby places, but few within walking distance.

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