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Delaware Valley GBW workshops

The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is sponsering two
worshops this coming winter/spring. They are open to both members and non
An introductory workshop in Watercolor marbling. Each student should expect
to go home with about 15 sheets of marbled paper they made in class. We will
cover some of the history of marbling, and if any student desires, techniques
to copy many early historic period papers they may see on old bindings. This
introductory day of marbling  will cover the basics, but  if there are more
experienced marblers, we will cover with them, individually, whatever they
wish to learn or practice.

Sat. March 18, 2000 from 10:30 - 4 at Center for Innovative Print and Paper,
Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ.
Fee: $60.00 guild members and $70.00 non-members, plus a $15.00 materials
fee. A deposit of $25.00 will hold a space in the class for you. For
registration and questions contact Maria G. Pisano at <mgpstudio@aol.com>

Iris Nevins has been a professional marbler for the past 21 years.
She marbles in the traditional water based manner in use for many centuries.
Her specialty is recreating early papers.She has written four instructional
manuals on the art of marbling:
Traditional Marbling, Fabric Marbling, 105 Helpful Marbling Hints and
Varieties of Spanish Marbling. She has also published a reprint (now sold
out) of James B. Nicholson's A Manual Of The Art Of Bookbinding, containing
18 original speciments of her own hand-marbled paper. She has written regular
columns for The Guild Of Bookworkers Journal, Ink & Gall and Marbling Bath.
   Iris Nevins has taught marbling at Peters Valley, The Center For Book
Arts, The Montclair Historical Society, The Academy of Medicine (for the NY
GBW Chapter) and The Newark Museum. Iris Nevins works primarily as a supplier
of restoration style papers for hand bookbinders throughout the country and
some overseas.
  Most recently,she has taken over the marbling supply company,
Decorative Papers and supplies marbling colors, tools, and other supplies.
For further information see the Web-Site at:

Jim Croft will instruct participants how to hone their own bone folders,
shape and modify tools as they wear down and change, fabricate lifting knives
to one's own liking and maintain their sharp edges.
Fees: $110 members and $125 non-members. A $25 deposit will hold the space
for you. For questions, registration, contact: Denise Carbone - 215 440 3413

Jim Croft lives and works in Santa Idaho where he grows flax, beats fiber
with his stamping mill, fells trees for book boards and scavenges the forest
for elk and deer carcass for the bones to make tools.

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