Limp Vellum Binding
March 24 - March 25
March 24-25, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm
Vellum is perhaps a notorious bookbinding material, with a reputation for being difficult to control, especially when glued. Limp vellum bindings were used widely in one guise or another in the renaissance period in Italy, and also provide an opportunity to work with a striking natural material without using glue.
This workshop will focus on traditional and non-traditional structures of limp vellum bindings , exploring the varied possibilities of a versatile structure. Students will be able to choose from a variety of structures, sewing text-blocks on concertina paper guards, around alum-tawed goatskin or vellum slips, laced through vellum covers, making for a satisfying and flexible binding. NB students must have binding experience , working in leather not necessary.
Materials fee – 100 (vellum skin) added to tuition.
$425 members / $450 non-members. Become a member.