Book Arts: Limp Vellum Binding

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: [email protected]

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