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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. 

Basic Book Care and Repair<br/>January 30, 2016

Upcoming Workshop Registration

Workshops are offered several times a year, at various bay area locations, either at teachers' studios or at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Courses are held by nationally recognized instructors with hands-on instruction in fine binding, book structures, paper decorating, equipment maintenance and many other techniques. Open to all those who are interested, some course may have prerequisites. 

SCHOLARSHIPS: As a member organization which includes binders of all levels, we strive to create space for everyone to learn new skills and applications. To apply for a scholarship CLICK HERE and fill out the PDF form. Details of the scholarship are included at the top of the form.  

THERE ARE NO UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN APRIL/MAY 2019.

Basic Book Care and Repair
January 30, 2016

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Basic Book Care and Repair
January 30, 2016

100.00

Basic Book Care and Repair

SOPHIA BOGLE
JANUARY 30, 2016
12-4PM
1890 BRYANT STREET, SF CA 94110

Focuses on ARCHIVAL repairs for case-bound book-cloth books.

Do you have books suffering from unsightly blemishes or loose hinges? Then this is the class foryou! You can improve the quality of your books for re-sale!

We will apply Sophia's Hierarchy of Repairs: Clean, Color, Correct, Paste Protect. Bring your ugliest broken book-cloth books and we will improve both appearance and structure. 

The first half will cover cleaning and other aesthetic practices such as Air bubbles, Corner repair, Color and Gilt touch up.

The second half will cover broken outer joints including making paper Vs and Os to help with the hinging. Then Sophia will teach over vs. under for inner hinge repairs. This will all be accomplished with various Japanese tissues and archival papers. There should be time for you to practice these.

We are not covering sewing at all so make sure your book's text-blocks are sound!

If there is time, we will practice putting a dust jacket into a protective cover.

Questions are encouraged! With over 25 years of hands-on experience restoring books and a diploma in Book Conservation from the American Academy of Bookbinding Sophia is prepared to give you a thoughtful answer to any book repair questions.

 

Sign up for the class and get a one month Membership in Save Your Books FREE!

 

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