Category Archives: Workshops

Introduction to Water Gilding

Introduction to Water Gilding Course
At the studio of Sarah Pringle
http://cinchonline.com/courses/workshops/

Early winter 2018

Water Gilding: Foundation Study, Introduction to Traditional Materials & Techniques

Course Description:
This is an introductory level course suitable for those interested in learning the basic skills needed to work with traditional water gilding methods. You will receive five days of hands-on instruction in the practice of traditional water gilding, with the emphasis on practical techniques for surface preparation and the handling of loose leaf for panel and/or furniture gilding.

Materials, tools and equipment will be defined and their importance explained. Techniques in surface preparation using gesso and clay bole as the foundation for gilding will be taught step-by-step. Handling and applying gold and semi-precious leaf will be demonstrated so that you can become relaxed and confident when doing the application yourself. You will have the opportunity to prepare and gild a variety of panels and a mock up chair rail. Materials, supply and resource lists, recipes, a bibliography and supplemental material will be provided.

You may choose to add an additional sixth day to this course, which would provide you with access to the studio and time with the instructor to continue working on or to complete course projects.

Level:
Beginner. Given the detail oriented nature of water gilding some experience in hand/eye skills with brushes and an appreciation for technique and process is helpful.

Date:
Late January or anytime in February ; Five (5) day course (additional sixth day optional)

I’ve been asked by an interested prospective student to teach this introductory course. They have flexibility with when the course would happen. Those considering taking the course would have the opportunity to give input as to which week will be chosen.

Class Size: 3 – 4
Instructor: Sarah Pringle
Workshop Location: One Cottage Street, Fourth Floor #42, Easthampton, MA

To make an inquiry about this course please go to http://cinchonline.com/courses/workshops/

S. Pringle Introduction to Water Gilding Course Description

 

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Two workshops

While these are not GBW events, members may find them interesting.

Workshops:

Case by Case Bookbinding Workshop with Martha Kearsley
October 21st 10-4pm

Learn to sew, assemble and cover your very own case binding, a versatile and ubiquitous bookbinding style. Case bindings allow for the covers to be made separate from the text block, providing a variety of decorative and labeling options before the book is complete. Materials will be provided, but participants might want to bring decorative and printed papers that they fancy for their covers.

$125/ non- members + $15 supply fee

Sign up By OCTOBER 18th
https://www.pickwickindependentpress.com/workshops/


Make your own Bone Folder with Brien Beidler
November 19th 10-4

In this 4 hour workshop, students will learn the essentials needed to make their own hand tools to fit their hands and needs. Beginning with the raw materials, students will cut, hew, file, scrape and polish bone into beautifully functional folders, awls, and/or objects.

The workshop fee includes either 1 large, 2 medium, 3 small, or some combination thereof of raw bone, a dust mask, a sandpaper packet of gradiated grits, and access to an assortment of files and rasps. Students are also encouraged to bring a dust mask and work gloves. More of Brien’s work here: https://www.beidlermade.com/

$100/ non- members + $15 supply fee
Sign up November 5th

https://www.pickwickindependentpress.com/workshops/

Workshop: Italian Tacketed Stationery Bindings with Katherine Beaty

Workshop: Italian Tacketed Stationery Bindings with Katherine Beaty

During this workshop, we will explore the structure of early Italian tacketed stationery bindings based on the Medici family account book collection at Harvard Business School’s Baker Library. From the 14th through the 19th centuries, tacketed stationery books were used for day, letter, and account books. These books were designed for daily use and had to live up to the task. In this 2-day workshop, we will construct the most common style of tacketed stationery binding: a limp vellum binding with laced overbands and a fore-edge flap. The textblock will be sewn over split thongs, which will lace through the front cover and be secured under the overbands. The cover will be reinforced with stiff leather overbands, secured to the cover with decorative alum tawed lacings. During this workshop, we will discuss terminology, binding variations, and examine images from the Medici collection.

Participants should have previous bookbinding experience, and be comfortable using paper, parchment, and leather.

When: Saturday – Sunday, November 18th and 19th
Where: Third Year Studios, 369 Congress Street, Floor 6, Boston, MA 02210

Cost: $125 for GBW members, $175 for non-members

Additional materials fee of $65 due to Katherine on the first day of the workshop.

Katherine Beaty is a rare book conservator in the Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library’s special collection conservation facility, where she has worked for the past 10 years. Prior to her appointment at Harvard, Katherine interned at the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Harry Ransom Center. Katherine received an MA in art conservation with a specialization book from the Art Conservation department at Buffalo State College. She has taught workshops for the North Bennett Street School, for local chapters of the Guild of Bookworkers in New England and New York, and presented at the Guild of Bookworkers Standards of Excellence. Katherine has spent the last four years working on collections of early Italian account books at Harvard Business School’s Baker Library.

The workshop will be accompanied by a lecture given by Katherine: Tackets, Overbands, Lacings and Buckles: early Italian stationery bindings of Harvard’s Baker Library. The lecture will be open to the public.

Friday, November 17th. Location and time TBD.

Any questions regarding the workshop can be directed to Kate Levy at newgbwprograms@gmail.com.

For registration click here: https://gbw.formstack.com/forms/italian_tacketed_stationery_bindings_with_katherine_beaty

Upcoming Workshop with Gabrielle Fox at Dartmouth College – July 14 & 15

We are excited to announce an upcoming summer workshop with Gabrielle Fox. Registration is now open, but with limited seating. So sign-up if you are interested as we anticipate this workshop selling out quickly.

NEGBW & Dartmouth College Present a mid-summer Workshop with Gabrielle Fox
Covered and Visible: Protected Multi-section Pamphlet Stitch Structure

Full LeatherPlease join us for an inspiring weekend workshop with Gabrielle Fox, where she presents an approachable structure that creates a full leather (cloth or paper) binding, where the spine piece spans over an inner exposed and visible sewing panel.

Based on Project 8 in The Essential Guide to Making Handmade Books, Gabrielle’s Covered and Visible structure creates a natural combination of tight back and hollow spine elements, providing strength and flexibility plus action, all in one structure. The full leather spine can be titled or decorated as a traditional binding.

The delight of this structure is the ease with which it opens and closes, and the possible variations that can be used in both design binding and conservation work. The case of the binding is completed before sewing the text block; the structure can be kept very simple or adapted to something as complex as a full-leather traditional binding.

When: July 14 – July 15, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Dartmouth College Preservation Services, Hanover, NH
Cost: $250 members; $300 non-members (plus a $10 material fee)

Register here.

Gabrielle Fox is a bookbinder based in Cincinnati, Ohio. In the 1980’s she taught throughout England and worked from her studio in Sussex before returning to Ohio in 1990. She travels often to care for collections and teach, most recently to The Daffodil Barn, Wiltshire, UK through Binding re:Defined and jointly with Designer Bookbinders and Society of Bookbinders. Each year she now teaches miniature fine binding at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, Colorado, USA.

Her work is represented in many public and private libraries, and in 2016 was exhibited in “The Poet of Them All” at the Yale Center for British Art and will be exhibited this autumn with Designer Bookbinders’ “Heroic Works” at North Bennet Street School. Gabrielle is the author of The Essential Guide to Making Handmade Books and compiler of LARKSPUR PRESS: Forty Years of Making Letterpress Books in a Rural Kentucky Community.

www.gabriellefox.com

Any questions can be directed to our Programs Chair, Martha Kearsley at negbwprograms@gmail.com

July Workshop: Bookbinding According to Diderot

The New England Guild of Bookworkers, in collaboration with the Dartmouth College Library Preservation Services, presents the following workshop:

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Bookbinding According to Diderot

Mid- to late-18th century France is marked by the appearance of descriptions of the art of bookbinding, giving for the first-time a thorough (if not always specific or accurate) description of the previously guarded trade secret. The style of the time was so prescriptive that the average binding is recognizable immediately: full brown calf, often sprinkled or with tree marbling, raised bands, panels tooled in gilt with centerpieces, corners, and stars, solid red or perhaps marbled blue edges, single core front bead endbands, French curl endpapers. Features less visible are the particular lacing patterns, parchment spine linings, and edges cut in boards.

In this busy two day workshop we will bind a text of a manual describing this 18th century style using the techniques set forth, thus replicating this distinguished style. Participants will get an in depth look at the contemporary sources and the bindings themselves, and come away with a thorough understanding of this notable binding style in the context of its time.

Instructor: Abigail Bainbridge
Abigail is a book conservator in London, UK. She teaches conservation science at Camberwell College of Arts and book conservation at West Dean College as well as running a private practice, Bainbridge Conservation, with her furniture conservator husband. She has been researching 18th century French binding since 2009 and is now working towards a PhD in the subject at the University of Sussex.

Location: Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH
Date: July 15 and 16, 2016 (Friday and Saturday), 9am-4pm
Price: $225 GBW members; $275 non-members
Limit 9 participants.

Prior bookbinding experience required

Register: https://gbw.formstack.com/forms/bookbindingdiderot
Please contact NEGBWprograms@gmail.com with any questions.

Single Section Staple Binding in Stone Workshop

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Single Section Staple Binding in Stone
Coleen Curry
April 1-3, 2016

Workshop Description:
This three-day class will explore binding structures using real stone veneer in the techniques created by Sün Evrard. Students will construct a modified historical structure with conservation principles in mind, using the stone veneer. This single-section staple binding is simple but is executed with a lot of care and attention to detail. The pamphlet binding is sewn and then attached to the boards using copper wire as secondary sewing. We will decorate the bindings by cutting into the stone and painting with acrylic. Students will create one binding, and if time allows, we will explore uses of the stone as a decorative element for bindings or boxes.

The stone veneer product used in this workshop is the result of advancements of laser cutting techniques. The veneer is a .2 mm thick slice of stone mounted on a thin fabric that can be folded, imprinted, cut and tooled.

Where:
Third Year Studio
369 Congress Street, Floor 6
Boston, MA 02210

Cost:
$275 – Members
$325 – Non-members

Material Fee: $40 (paid directly to Coleen Curry at beginning of workshop)

Here is the link for registration:
https://GBW.formstack.com/forms/staplebinding

Space is limited – please register early.

Questions can be directed to: negbwprograms@gmail.com
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Making Simple Finishing Tools with Jeff Altepeter June 13-14

This two-day workshop will offer an introduction to the materials, tools and techniques of making your own finishing tools for bookbinding. A robust combination of demonstration, discussion and hands-on practice will prepare students for continued experimentation and more advanced future projects. During the workshop students should be able to complete 3 tools—a simple line pallet, and a couple of decorative tools of either closed or open designs (a dot and a circle being very basic examples of closed and open designs).

Dates:
Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14

Cost:
Non-member$ 250.00
Member$ 200.00

Location:
Martha Kearsley’s Studio
58 Fore Street, Building 14
Portland, ME 04101

Here’s the link to register:
https://guildofbookworkers.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=83