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.
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!
In this hands-on bookbinding workshop, we will make one simple nonadhesive book each day. The structures will range from the earliest binding styles to contemporary, and they are geared towards beginner through intermediate skill level. In addition to the binding, we will explore at least three different ways to decorate paper for the covers of our books: paste paper, suminagashi, and plant printing. The goal is to create a harmonious set of beautiful books, learn simple structures that you can take home and repeat on your own, and let your creative mind explore the medium of bookbinding.