Saturday Afternoon Workshop // 17 December 2016
4 hours // 12p-4p
Cost: $65 (supplies included!)
Secret Belgian Bindings: This non-adhesive book structure was developed by Belgian bookbinder Anne Goy in the 80’s and is noted for its striking pattern of lacing the front and back covers to the spine. It is an excellent choice for sketchbooks and artist books since the pages lay flat. Additionally, much creativity can be shown through the choice of thread and covering material, resulting in bindings that are both visually interesting and incredibly versatile.
Registration includes the use of all necessary tools and the materials to construct two bindings along with instructions to take home. Paper and covering material will be provided as well, though Shelf Life has a great variety of materials and extends a 15% discount to students who are interested in purchasing their own.
About the Instructor: Holding a B.A. in English and an MLIS from UNC Greensboro, for the past 12 years Gerald has worked as a book and paper conservator. Gerald lives in Greensboro NC, where he runs a conservation lab focused on the preservation of historical records. Find more of his work at: www.bibliopathologist.com
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