Parchment Binding over Boards

A 3-day workshop taught by Peter Geraty
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 24, 25 & 26, 2015, 9:00 – 4:30

Parchment has a mystique and a mind of its own. The mystique we admire, the mind we must work with! The hygroscopic nature of this wonderful material allows it to expand and contract as the environment changes, but the strength and durability of parchment make it an ideal material for bookbinding. Its successful use is a valuable addition to your skill set.

During this workshop you will create a parchment binding over boards, which will accentuate the beauty of material and compensate for its tendency to wander. You will construct a Dutch style (laced-on case with a groove) parchment binding.

There is an expectation of intermediate bookbinding skills for this class.

Workshop fee: $350.00 for California Chapter members and $400.00 for non-members + $45.00 material fee which will paid to Peter at the workshop. Fees refunded in full if cancelled before March 23, 2015.

Space is limited so register early. Deadline for registration is March 23, 2015.

Location: BookArtsLA, 11720 Washington Place, Mar Vista, CA 90066

To Register for GBW Southern California workshops:

Make checks payable to Guild of Book Workers. Mail your payment and contact info to Barbara Wood, 3530 Mountain View, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

Include your name, address, phone number and email address.

For questions contact Rebecca Chamlee at rchamlee@mac.com 

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Springback Binding Workshop

 Saturday and Sunday, March 21 & 22, 2015, 9:00 – 4:30

The nineteenth century Springback Binding with its enthusiastic opening is ideal for journals, guest books, sketch books, or any application where it is desirable that the book open flat, and then some. The book both opens and closes with satisfying jolt.

The Springback Binding is also a perfect way to delve more deeply into traditional binding. The book features two-part “split boards,” reinforced “made” endsheets, and a “spring” made of layers of card and paper.

With its robust aesthetic, the Springback Binding is a great way to begin working with leather. The paring requires minimal finesse, and the modest leather headcap is easy to form.

This is a fast-paced workshop for students who already have some experience with traditional binding.

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Workshop fee: $250.00 for California Chapter members and $275.00 for non-members + $60.00 material fee. Fees refunded in full if cancelled before February 20, 2015.

Space is limited to 12 so register early. Deadline for registration is February 20, 2015.

Location: BookArtsLA, 11720 Washington Place, Mar Vista, CA 90066

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To Register for GBW Southern California workshops:
Make checks payable to Guild of Book Workers. Mail your payment and contact info to Barbara Wood, 3530 Mountain View, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Include your name, address, phone number and email address.

For questions contact Rebecca Chamlee at rchamlee@mac.com

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Upcoming Workshops for Spring 2015

This year is starting out with amazing energy and wonderful workshop presenters.  We have just finished a workshop with Todd Pattison who gave us a new twist on a case binding with a leather spine.  His technique is very efficient and he gave us some great ideas on making books with leather without much stress.
 
Upcoming Workshops
 
March 21 & 22, Saturday and Sunday, 
The Springback Binding with Karen Hanmer
     Registration deadline Feb 20.  Space limited and nearly full.
 
New Announcement
 
April 24, 25 & 26, Friday, Saturday and Sunday,  
Parchment Binding over Boards with Peter Geraty.
Deadline for registration March 23.

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Hello bookbinding enthusiasts!

Welcome to the new Guild of Book Workers – California Chapter website.  Revisions are still taking place. Please feel free to comment and make suggestions for change.
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