UPDATE: Sam Ellenport Workshop and Lecture in Illinois

August 10-12, 2012


Where: *McLean County Arts Center, 601 N. East Street, Bloomington IL
Workshop Fee: $135 (Midwest Chapter Members), $160 (Non Members)
Materials Fee: $60
*please note, the venue has been changed, but is very close to the original location

Friday, August 10 at 7:00pm
LECTURE: A Romp through 6 Centuries of Bookbinding: Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs
McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington IL

Saturday – Sunday, August 11-12
WORKSHOP: An Introduction to Traditional Leather Binding
8:00-5:00 with a break for lunch
McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington IL

The 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 President 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

To register for the workshop and save your spot, please contact the Midwest Programs chair, Mary Uthuppuru.

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