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Re: Bookbinding videos

I think I have seen all of these videos that have been produced
so far.
 They are well produced.  Clear and nicely photographed.
Some of them are rather slow moving from an interest point
of view.
The Middleton one is perhaps the best one although I really enjoyed
the one about the book collectors and the earlier design binders
and bindings in England.   The sewing one, though worthwhile was
rather slow.  There is also a conservation one that features some of the
collections at Canterbury Cathedral and the library there.
My understanding was that production costs vs. sales results
had been disappointing to the company and that production
slowed because of this.

For enjoyment purposes they are great, but if you are planning to
learn bookbinding from them, I question their instructional value.

If you have specific questions, contact me off list.

Jane Brown
--On WedTu, Jul42122199997 2:08 PM +0004 "Peter N. Krantz"
<bkfndrs@OZEMAIL.COM.AU> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> Thank you to all the kind folk who answered our recent enquiry in
> relation to the producers of the bookbinding videos in England,
> whose name is Binder Vision (trading as Cable-Crouch Productions).
> In fact, they offer an ongoing subscription to a series of videos on
> the subject of bookbinding and related subjects.
> We now have their brochure here, and we are considering the purchase
> of a number of their videos.
> Before doing so, however, we should be most appreciative of any
> evaluation comments or feedback from any parties in the group
> who may have viewed any of their videos.
> For instance, not having the opportunity in Australia to attend any
> of Bernard Middleton's workshops, we considered that a video
> of him at work may prove useful.
> Might anyone like to comment on the level or depth of detail of the
> videos, whether they are for the amateur, professional, or
> middle level of market.
> Thank you in advance.
> ************************************************
> Peter N. Krantz
> Book Restorations.
> P.O. Box 500,
> North Sydney,
> N.S.W.               2059,
> (34 Clanville Road,  Roseville,  N.S.W.  2069,  AUSTRALIA.)
> Telephone:  +61 2 9416.9900
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