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Workshop Announcement
Blind Tooling and Panel Design

On June 17 in Ann Arbor, MI, at the Conservation Lab, University =
Library,
University of Michigan Tom Conroy will teach a workshop entitled "Blind =
Tooling
and Panel Design." Cost: $80 ($70 GBW Midwest Chapter members). Contact: =
Shannon
Zachary, 837 Greene St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104; 734-763-6980; =
szachary@umich.edu.
Limit of 12 participants, please sign-up before May 1.
Blind tooling indents and darkens a leather cover, giving an =
understated,
elegant effect. Traditional panel design can be built up from guidelines =
boned
directly on the cover, without a paper pattern.=20
This workshop will explore two parts of traditional tooling and design. =
Blind
tooling indents and darkens a leather cover, giving an understated, =
elegant
effect. Traditional panel design can be built up from guidelines boned =
directly
on the cover, without a paper pattern.
A steel or brass creaser (not a roll) will be used to line-in a double =
panel. A
creaser slides in the guideline like a bobsled in a run, setting, =
darkening, and
polishing the lines and running more by touch than by sight. Then corner =
tools
and ornaments are struck into the frames made with the creaser, =
designing by
sight. The corner tools and ornaments are struck in the frames made with =
the
creaser, designing directly on the leather while tooling; finally =
smaller
ornaments are added to fill empty space and intensify the design.
Before 1800, the sequential elaboration of designs based on these =
techniques was
used to produce anything from mass-production single panels to the most
elaborate overall gold tooling.
A short field trip to the University Library's Special Collections =
Library on
the morning of the workshop will enable participants to view samples of
historical bindings decorated with blind tooling.
Students should bring two plaquettes and some tools. Contact Shannon for =
more
info.


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<DIV>Workshop Announcement<BR>Blind Tooling and Panel Design<BR><BR>On =
June 17=20
in Ann Arbor, MI, at the Conservation Lab, University =
Library,<BR>University of=20
Michigan Tom Conroy will teach a workshop entitled &quot;Blind =
Tooling<BR>and=20
Panel Design.&quot; Cost: $80 ($70 GBW Midwest Chapter members). =
Contact:=20
Shannon<BR>Zachary, 837 Greene St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104; 734-763-6980; =
<A=20
href=3D"mailto:szachary@umich.edu">szachary@umich.edu</A>.<BR>Limit of =
12=20
participants, please sign-up before May 1.<BR>Blind tooling indents and =
darkens=20
a leather cover, giving an understated,<BR>elegant effect. Traditional =
panel=20
design can be built up from guidelines boned<BR>directly on the cover, =
without a=20
paper pattern. <BR>This workshop will explore two parts of traditional =
tooling=20
and design. Blind<BR>tooling indents and darkens a leather cover, giving =
an=20
understated, elegant<BR>effect. Traditional panel design can be built up =
from=20
guidelines boned directly<BR>on the cover, without a paper pattern.<BR>A =
steel=20
or brass creaser (not a roll) will be used to line-in a double panel.=20
A<BR>creaser slides in the guideline like a bobsled in a run, setting,=20
darkening, and<BR>polishing the lines and running more by touch than by =
sight.=20
Then corner tools<BR>and ornaments are struck into the frames made with =
the=20
creaser, designing by<BR>sight. The corner tools and ornaments are =
struck in the=20
frames made with the<BR>creaser, designing directly on the leather while =

tooling; finally smaller<BR>ornaments are added to fill empty space and=20
intensify the design.<BR>Before 1800, the sequential elaboration of =
designs=20
based on these techniques was<BR>used to produce anything from =
mass-production=20
single panels to the most<BR>elaborate overall gold tooling.<BR>A short =
field=20
trip to the University Library's Special Collections Library on<BR>the =
morning=20
of the workshop will enable participants to view samples =
of<BR>historical=20
bindings decorated with blind tooling.<BR>Students should bring two =
plaquettes=20
and some tools. Contact Shannon for =
more<BR>info.<BR></DIV></BODY></HTML>

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