$395 – $425

Limp Vellum Binding

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Virginia Center for the Book

Jefferson School City Center

233 4th Street NW

Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Limp Vellum Binding
Two Main Sessions Saturday and Sunday, February 23 & 24, 2019 (10 AM to 5:00 PM)
(Optional Book Block Assembly Session: Friday 02/22)

Limp vellum bindings were found as early the Carolingian era and grew in popularity during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries with the increased demand for books. Modern book conservators frequently employ the limp structure (in both paper and vellum) as it provides protection for the book block with less material. Students will create a binding in vellum (and a paper binding, if time allows) and discover why this structure has often been the economical and utilitarian choice for book production.

Binding Materials Provided:
• Vellum Skin
• Cover Stock Paper
• Mohawk Superfine Text Paper (book block)
Heavy Text-weight Paper (endsheets)
Alum-tawed goatskin (sewing supports)
Airplane linen (spine)
Glue (PVA)

Tools (provided for use or student may bring):
• Sewing needle
Bone folder
Awl or needle vice
Olfa or X-acto knife
Straight edge (metal)
Small glue brush
Pencil
Japanese hole punch

Limp Vellum Binding – Registration Details
Instructor:
Amanda Nelsen
Schedule
: Two Main Sessions Saturday and Sunday, February 23 & 24, 2019 (10 AM to 5:00 PM)
(Optional Book Block Assembly Session: Friday 02/22)
Location: Virginia Center for the Book (map: Jefferson School City Center)
Registration Fee: $395 members/$425 non-members (course fee includes materials)
Additional course information, registration or Book Arts questions contact: Garrett Queen: gsqueen@virginia.edu

Course fees must be paid to complete your registration.
Your registration is not complete until you get an email reply.

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Virginia Center for the Book

Jefferson School City Center

233 4th Street NW

Charlottesville, VA 22903

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