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[BKARTS] Timeless Tech workshop report

REPORT (Gudrun Aurand, 7-29-03)
Pre-Conference 'Book Skin Intensive'
Outline of events
July 15 through July 19 Pre-Conference, 2003
Before the official beginning of TT II a 'Book Skin Intensive' took place
with some of its participants staying on.
Participants: Jim Croft, Nick Yeager, Billy Metcalf, Pam Spitzmueller
Billy Metcalf is a professional traditional leather worker who knows how to
make mostly traditional, brain tanned buckskin and also parchment, alum
tawed, traditional vegetable (sumac leaves, quebracho bark) tanned leather
out of deer, elk, moose and goat skins.
Billy Metcalf as teacher/guide compared notes with the other participants
experienced in the craft. They exchanged ideas about skin production as
covering material for books.
Nick Yeager made the Public Television movie about parchment making. Pam
Spitzmueller has taken classes in alum tawed and parchment making.
July 19 through July 26 TT II, 2003
One aspect of the event involved discussing the future length, format,
publication and postings regarding TT. Precondition for participation is
commitment to a subject.
Next year's TT Intensive is scheduled to last 7days with two presentations
per day. The day before (Friday, July 2) and the day after (Sunday, July
11) the scheduled event are to be considered as travel days.
Saturday July 3 through Saturday 10
Gary Frost committed to making the necessary arrangements to have a site
for TT where people can go to check and post date and subject of their
presentation. For now some information can be found at
http://www.futureofthebook.com. In the future a link to the TT site may be
found here. The TT site will also be linked with Craig Jenson's who will
act as Web master. http://booknotes.weblogs.com/
Detailed description of presentations will be posted at the web-site once
up and running.
Participants TT 2003
Gudrun Aurand, Jim Croft, Gary Frost, Andrew Huot, Huot, , Nick Yeager,
Hedi Kyle, Roberta Lavadour, Marilyn Moore, Pamela Spitzmueller, Barbara
Tetenbaum, Shu-Ju Wang and several accompanying friends.
We cooked our own hemlock bark tannin. Jack Thompson had sent his
'Barkometer' for testing of strength of the tannin in the hemlock bark
solution. He dropped by several times taking a break from working on the
pond for his future stamp mill.
Gudrun Aurand talked about Pamphlet Binding versus Velo-Binding: a case
history of inertia. Gary Frost; Wooden board Bookbinding for the 21st
century. Hedi Kyle: Book models based on the concertina fold. Roberta
Lavadour: Heat embossed neoprene stamps. Barbara Tetenbaum: How to present
artist's prints. Hard cover bindings for thin text block books.
Retrospective of experience of the past 25 years. Shu-Ju Wang: 4 color
Gocco printing.
Leroy Lee gave an interesting and insightful power point presentation:
Historical forests, Benewah County, ID.

everyhting is an aspect of something

Gudrun Aurand
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-5610
e-mail: aurandg@xxxxxxx

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