Maine Archives and Museum Workshop — Conservation Leather Repair
Many academic, public, and museum libraries contain leather bound books that are stilled used in research. Many of these books have weak hinges or completed detached boards. Leather re-backing is cost prohibitive, especially for books that are heavily used in research. This style of repair was refined as a conservation technique by Don Etherington in the1980’s using Moriki Japanese tissue paper and is a common repair technique used for circulating and special collections books. Book Conservator, Anastasia Weigle of IN A BIND STUDIO will offer an on-day intensive on-hands workshop to members and non-members of Maine Archives and Museums. Participants will learn how treat and consolidate leather, repair detached book boards on hollow-back or flat-back leather bindings, what materials and tools needed for the treatment, how to treat Japanese tissue paper to resemble leather. Tools, materials, and books for practice will be provided. Register online: https://www.mainemuseums.org/event-2889560/Registration
When: May 16, Wednesday
Time: 9 am (sharp) to 4 pm (1/2 hour lunch). Because this is an intensive class, we suggest that participants bring a bag lunch and arrive on time. For those who wish to stay afterwards for a get together mixer at The Warehouse in Caribou may RSVP here: https://www.mainemuseums.org/event-2896965/Registration
Minimum Participants: 4
Maximum Participants: 10
Where: Caribou Public Library Caribou Room, 30 High Street, Caribou, Maine (Central Aroostook County)
MAM MEMBERS FEE: $80 + $20 supply fee
Non MAM MEMBERS FEE: $110 + $20 supply.
HAND BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP
with Juliayn Coleman
Sunset Lodge on Lake Damariscotta, Maine
6 nights, Sept 2–8, 2018
Coleman workshop (PDF Announcement – click for more info)
Join the NEGBW at the Book Arts Bazaar at USM in Portland, ME this weekend! The bazaar is a festival with book artists, papermakers, bookbinders, printmakers, educators, writers, and all things related to the book. The event is Sunday, April 8th from 10am to 3 pm at the Wishcamper Center and is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!
Edible Book Tea
Sunday, April 8
1-2 PM: Drop off books and set up display
2-3 PM: Show open to the public and FREE CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES!
3-4 PM: We will serve tea and eat the books
Creative Arts Workshop
Paulette Rosen, head of Book Arts Department
80 Audubon St.
New Haven, CT 06510
Please join us for our 15th Annual Edible Book Tea
What is an Edible Book?
Thirteen members recently participated in our second annual snail mail print & paper exchange around the optional theme of Architecture. We encouraged participants to create their pieces using any type of technique and format. No size or material restrictions as long as the items could be sent through the mail. The prints created are wonderful and varied, in style, approach, and medium, and made for a really fun exchange. Keep en eye out for future exchanges and new themes!
If you’d like to see last year’s print exchange, click here.