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Final days to enter “FORMATION”

There are just two days left to submit your intent to enter for the Guild's upcoming juried exhibition, FORMATION. You must submit the intent in order to gain access to the online submission form, which will be live in January 2018. Please contact Jackie Scott, exhibitions coordinator, at exhibitions@guildofbookworkers.org with any questions.

https://gbw.formstack.com/forms/formation_intent_to_enter

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

Help the Girl Scouts

Hello everyone, 

We are still seeking volunteers (members and non-members welcome) for this upcoming event. It’s a great way to introduce the craft of bookbinding to future generations. 

The New England chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is looking for volunteers for our Girl Scout event this year. Once again we will be partnering with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. offering programs for Cadette scouts (age 11-14) to earn a Book Artist badge while also offering a program for younger scouts.

The events will be held Saturday March 25th at Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham, MA. We will run a three-hour program for Cadettes in the morning from 9:00-12:00 and then have a two-hour program for younger girls from 1:00-3:00. You can volunteer for just one program or make a day out of it and do both!

For the Cadettes we will do an introduction and then five stations that the girls will rotate through which may include printing, accordion folds, a pamphlet, origami book, a scroll, decorating paper or a collaborative book, depending on the interests of the volunteers. Each rotation will last for about 30 minutes. For the younger girls we will do some similar programming in a shorter time frame with only four rotations.

If you have a book arts technique or project that you’d like to see done with the girl scouts please make some suggestions.

You do not need to be a member of the NEGBW to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Todd Pattison at bookandtile@att.net.

– Erin Fletcher, Chapter Chair

Board Shear for Sale (Montreal)

Board shear for sale in Montreal

New England Print and Paper Exchange

Join us for our first annual New England Chapter Print and Paper Exchange! Each participant will be asked to create an edition of up to 10 to 12 prints to send to other participating members. In return, you will receive the same number of unique prints from fellow members.

We can’t wait to start sharing and swapping your incredible creations this year – to participate, just sign up using the form below. Please note: you must be a NEGBW member to participate in this exchange.

Deadline for sign-up is FEBRUARY 12, 2017. Your list of recipients and their addresses will be emailed out before the end of February. You are responsible for covering the cost of creating your edition and for postage. We ask that you create something that can be sent successfully through the mail. Your editions should be postmarked no later than March 21, 2017.

–Optional Theme: Spring Equinox, but make anything that moves you

–Any method of creating is welcome! Just remember, you must be able to make an edition of the design.

–Please make sure your mailing address is up to date throughout the exchange so that you will be sure to receive the prints you exchanged for.

–Once you have completed your entry, please send a jpeg of 300dpi+ to negbwprograms@gmail.com to be included in an online exhibit to go up on the New England Chapter website.

And remember, please drop your edition off in the mail no later then March 21, 2017.

If the form below does not work for you, sign up for the exchange here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kate Levy at negbwprograms@gmail.com or Erin Fletcher at newenglandgbw@gmail.com.

Best,
Erin Fletcher
– – – – –
New England Chapter Chair

Volunteers wanted

Volunteers Wanted: Help Girl Scouts Earn Their Book Artist Badge

The New England chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is looking for volunteers for our Girl Scout event this year. Once again we will be partnering with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. offering programs for Cadette scouts (age 11-14) to earn a Book Artist badge while also offering a program for younger scouts.

The events will be held Saturday March 25th at Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham, MA. We will run a three-hour program for Cadettes in the morning from 9:00-12:00 and then have a two-hour program for younger girls from 1:00-3:00. You can volunteer for just one program or make a day out of it and do both!

For the Cadettes we will do an introduction and then five stations that the girls will rotate through which may include printing, accordion folds, a pamphlet, origami book, a scroll, decorating paper or a collaborative book, depending on the interests of the volunteers. Each rotation will last for about 30 minutes. For the younger girls we will do some similar programming in a shorter time frame with only four rotations.

If you have a book arts technique or project that you’d like to see done with the girl scouts please make some suggestions.

You do not need to be a member of the NEGBW to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Todd Pattison at bookandtile@att.net.

Join us at the 2nd Annual Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair!

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When: This Friday and Saturday, December 2nd (5-9pm) and 3rd (10am-5pm)
Where: Smith College Campus Center
           100 Elm Street (Route 9)
 
Vendors at the fair include NEGBW members Colin Urbina of Low Mountain Bindery, Erin Fletcher of Herringbone Bindery, Melanie Mowinski of 29 Press, Carol Blinn of Warwick Press, and the North Bennet Street School.
 
For more information about the event and to view the events schedule, please visit the website here.