Maine Archives and Museum Workshop — Conservation Leather Repair

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.

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Hand Bookbinding Workshop – Lake Damariscotta, Maine

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)

NEGBW at the Book Arts Bazaar this Sunday

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!

Event: Edible Book Tea

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

Contact:

Paulette Rosen, head of Book Arts Department
80 Audubon St.
New Haven, CT 06510
203-562-4927

Description:

Please join us for our 15th Annual Edible Book Tea

What is an Edible Book?

It’s made of something you can eat, savory or sweet, and it looks like a book and/or makes reference to a book title, content, or binding structure. Past years have included, among many others, For Whom The Bell Tolls – a pile of tollhouse cookies (Marion Sachdeva); James and the Giant Peach – an exquisite cake topped with a peach shape (Carrie Savage with Sienna, Trent and Bryce Michaelson); Bread and Jam for Francis – jam and cream cheese sandwiches (Olivia Corica). Make a “book” or just come see the show and have tea! There’s lots of laughing and lots to eat!

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NEGBW Print & Paper Exchange gallery

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.

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Bookbinding Workshop with Juliayn Coleman in Maine

Bookbinding Workshop with Juliayn Coleman 
Sept 2-8, 2018 Sunset Lodge on Lake Damariscotta, Maine. 
Brochure:
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
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.

New England GBW 2nd Annual Print & Paper Exchange

New England GBW 2nd Annual Print & Paper Exchange

Join us for our second 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 JANUARY 28, 2018. 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 11, 2018.

–Optional Theme: Architecture, something in your area or neighborhood that inspires you.

–Any method of creating is welcome! Just remember, you must be able to make an edition of the design. Postcards are ok, but please keep in mind that unprotected items may get damaged in the mail.

–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 300+dpi to negbwprograms@gmail.com to be included in an online exhibit to go up on the New England Chapter website.

To see the prints from last year, visit the NEGBW blog post: https://negbw.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/1490/

And remember, please drop your edition off in the mail no later than March 11, 2018.

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