BEIDLER MADE

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Jul
14
to Jul 15

Pre-Industrial Finishing: The Tools and Their Use

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University of the Arts
333 S. Broad St.
6th floor bindery, rm. 632
$250 members
$300 non­members

Day one of this two­ day workshop will be spent creating a small assortment of decorative finishing hand tools. Beginning with brass stock, students will cut, drill and file simple designs that can then be used to build a surprising diversity of patterns. They will also learn techniques to durably mount their newly cut tools into maple handles. Thermodynamic considerations, and soldering basics will also be discussed.

During day two students will learn the essentials of pre-­industrial gilding, including leather preparation, moisture management, cutting and handling gold leaf, and maintaining proper tool temperature. We will make a batch of glair, fall in love with the magic of gold erasers, and perhaps most importantly learn how to trouble shoot! Students will practice on a small plaquette and as the final project tool a design on a model book spine. While we will be trying to work neatly, more importantly we will be trying to work quickly!

Though all materials and an assortment of tools will be provided, students are encouraged to
bring any fine files or other jeweler tools (Day One) and finishing tools and handle letters (Day Two) they may be interested in using.

Please email Jennifer Rosner at dvcgbw@guildofbookworkers.org if you're interested!

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Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

The Gold Goes Everywhere, or, Pre-Industrial Tooling

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For centuries, egg glair and gold leaf were the principle means by which books were titled and decorated. Gold leaf was laid on an area prepared with paste, glair, and grease. Heated tools were then used to build elegant yet quirky designs. You will learn the essentials of this method, including leather preparation, and proper handling of tools and gold leaf. We will make a batch of glair, fall in love with the magic of gold erasers, and most importantly learn how to trouble shoot! You will practice on a small plaquette and tool a design on a model book spine.

Cost: $135

Supply List
Any finishing tools you can't live without, lunch and beverage

To register, please visit: http://www.morganconservatory.org/the-gold-goes-everywhere

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Aug
26
to Sep 1

Contemporary Historic Binding

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As cultural icons, historic books enjoy a sense of timelessness that harmonizes fine craftsmanship, quirky aesthetics, and evidence of the hands that made them. With the quarter-leather bindings of the 18th and early 19th centuries as a structural baseline, this workshop will explore ways to create new compositions of these historic precedents through combinations of contemporary and historic covering materials and designs. Beginning with cutting and folding full sheets of paper into sections, we’ll cover everything from setting up a sewing frame to tooling with egg glair and gold leaf.

To Register, please visit: http://penland.org/workshops/books-paper/

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