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Po Box 193216
San Francisco, CA
USA

A close-knit group of hand bookbinders, with shared interests in creating and collecting fine bindings, joined together to promote hand bookbinding and related book arts and to exchange information and ideas. 

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Workshop - Single Section Staple Binding in Stone


Single Section Staple Binding in Stone
Workshop taught by Coleen Curry
July 29-31, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00
Orange, CA


This three-day class will explore binding structures using real stone veneer in the techniques created by Sün Evrard. You will construct a modified historical structure with conservation principles in mind, using the stone veneer, wood and wire. The single-section staple binding is simple but is executed with a lot of care and attention to detail. The binding is sewn pamphlet style and then attached to the boards using copper wire, wood and parchment tackets as secondary sewing. We will decorate the bindings by cutting into the stone and painting with acrylic. Students will create one binding, and if time allows, we will explore uses of the stone as a decorative element for bindings or boxes.

Coleen Curry bound her first book in 2003 in Colorado. She then became a student of Monique Lallier at the American Academy of Bookbinding (AAB) and graduated in 2009 with a diploma in Fine Binding. Coleen has studied with Eleanore Ramsey, Dominic Riley and Hélène Jolis. Coleen teaches at AAB and is also an assistant to Don Glaister. She is a Board member of the San Francisco Center for the Book and a past President of the Hand Bookbinders of California. Coleen has exhibited internationally and her work is held in private collections.

Workshop Fees: GBW CA Chapter member $280.00, Non-member $325.00. Additional $40. material fee paid to the instructor at the workshop.

To Register:
Make checks payable to Guild of Book Workers. Mail payment and contact info (name, address phone numberand email address) to Barbara Wood, 3530 Mountain View, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Registration deadline is July 1, 2016
Cancellation: fees refunded in full if cancelled before July 1, 2016
For questions contact Marlyn Bonaventure at california@guildofbookworkers.org