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[BKARTS] Two Workshops at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts - September 6 - 8

For those interested, I will be teaching two workshops at MCBA the first
weekend of September. Full information can be found on MCBA's website at


With visiting artist Peter Verheyen
Saturday & Sunday, September 6 & 7, 9 a.m. ? 5 p.m.

The springback binding style is one of the more unusual of traditional
binding techniques. Long made by trade binderies for account and ledger
books, it continues to find use in the making of guestbooks. The unique
feature of this structure is that when the book opens, the pages lie flat
so that one can write across the gutter. This is accomplished by the
combination of "spring" and "levers" which throw the book. Traditionally
these books were covered in a robust cloth such as moleskin or course
linen, but leather was also used, especially for presentation guestbooks.
To view an interactive cut-away depiction of the binding, go to

In this workshop, participants will complete one springback binding in the
German hand binding style. All materials will be supplied. The binding will
be covered in full cloth. During the two days of the workshop, participants
will make endsheets, sew, forward, build up the spring, and cover the book.

Fee: $190, $170 members, $50 supply fee
10 participants

(Prerequisite - Intermediate / Advanced Level: Participants should be able
to complete a traditional case-binding sewn on tapes. To register for the
Springback class, please call 612-215-2533 or email

Historic Endbands
With visiting artist Peter Verheyen
Monday, September 8, 6 ? 9 p.m.

"A book without an endband is like a gentleman without a tie." In this
workshop participants will begin with the basic wrapped core "stuck-on,"
and move on to explore numerous historical variations ranging from the
basic "primary" which serves as a foundation for plaited and braided
endbands using thread and leather to more modern single and double core
variations. Samples will be sewn on robust practice "cards."

Fee: $50, $45 members, $15 supply fee
12 participants

(Prerequisite - Beginner / Intermediate Level. To register for the Historic
Enbands class, please call 612-215-2533 or email

Peter D. Verheyen
Bookbinder & Conservator
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