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Guild of Bookworkers Midwest Chapter Meeting

Bookbinders’ Jamboree!

The Guild of Bookworkers Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting will be held in
Chicago Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 1.  A schedule and description
of the workshop follow:

Friday  March 30
10-11:30 Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection,  John M. Flaxman Library,
The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, 37 S Wabash Ave

2-4 Field Musuem, tour of Tibetan collections

6:30 Tibetan Road, lecture by Jim Canary, head of the Conservation
Department at Indiana University's Lilly Library
Columbia College Center for Book and Paper

Dinner on your own

10:00 am-4:00 pm  Workshop: Tibetan Papermaking,Printing and Bookmaking
lead by Jim Canary
Columbia College Center for Book and Paper

6:30 Dinner and Member Slide Show
Each member can bring up to 3 slides to show and tell about their work
location to be determined

10:30-noon  Business meeting
Columbia College Center for Book and Paper
light refreshments will be served

1:00 pm   The 2nd  International Edible Books Show & Tea
Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts
If you make a book, you may attend free, to eat books only, $10, see
details elsewhere in this newsletter.

Workshop details: We will construct a papermaking mould, process fiber,
and make sheets of Tibetan paper.  In addition, we will learn to  make
Tibetan ink, practice a bit of Tibetan calligraphy with a bamboo pen,
and print a text and prayer flag from Tibetan woodblocks using the
traditional Tibetan method. Each participant will come away from the
workshop with a sheet of handmade paper, a Tibetan book, and a prayer

Jim Canary has a long-standing interest in Tibet, stemming from his
undergraduate days at Indiana University where he concentrated on Inner
Asian Studies.  He also completed graduate studies at Indiana in Major
Classical Tibetan and for three years received a Department of Education
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship in Tibetan.  Since 1994,
Mr. Canary has been a project member of Paper Road/Tibet, an
organization that provides research, technical expertise, and
development of hand papermaking operations in Tibet.  He is also a board
member of the International Tibetan Archives Preservation Project,
responsible for coordinating cooperative conservation work in Lhasa,

To register for the conference and workshop, send the following
information to Cris Takacs, 112 Park Avenue, Chardon, OH 44024:  name,
address, phone/fax/email; number of participants; plus a check made out
to Guild of Bookworkers ($30 per GBW and/or CHB members, $45 for
others).  The registration deadline is March 16.

For additional information contact Jeanne Drewes at


Karen Hanmer

Philobiblon: Book Arts, Different By Design
Hand Binding, Conservation, and Project Websites
Peter D. Verheyen
<Fax: 612.632.3718>

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