Leather Bookbinding Workshop with Sam Ellenport

An Introduction To Traditional Leather Binding With Sam Ellenport
Where:     Milner Library at Illinois State University in Normal, IL
When:    date to be announced
Workshop Fee:     to be announced

This 2 day workshop is an introduction to traditional leather bookbinding.  Participants will prepare pre-sewn texts for leather binding.  They will learn how to cut and pare leather, mix paste, and how to cover books.  There will also be instruction in the formation of headcaps, working with raised bands, and preparing and attaching corners.  All methods are traditional, techniques are reversible, and materials are archival.

Sam Ellenport, educated at Amherst, Brown University, and Oxford, is a highly accomplished binder and the owner of Harcourt Bindery. He has been instrumental in the establishment of the bookbinding program at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, and was Chair of the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers stimulating the development of the chapter. Sam also collects, lectures, and writes about the history of bookbinding. Website at www.harcourtbindery.com

For more information and to register, please email the Midwest Programs Chair, Mary Uthuppuru at mary@springleafpress.com.

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Home of the Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, the national organization for all the book arts. The Midwest Chapter serves members in the greater Midwest region, sponsoring workshops, exhibits and other events in the areas of bookbinding, artists books, printing, papermaking, and all the book arts.

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