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[BKARTS] Leather rebacking workshop - Philadelphia, PA - Oct. 18-19.


WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, October 18 - 19, 2003 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

WHERE: University of the Arts Bindery, 333 Broad Street, Philadelphia

COST: $120 for GBW members, $150 for non members (a check holds your spot)

Make check payable to Guild Of Bookworkers and mail to Jennifer Rosner

c/o The Library Company

1314 Locust Street

Philadelphia, PA. 19107

Fee is non-refundable after October 8.

QUESTIONS: Call Patty Hammarstedt at 610-518-5214 or e-mail

E-mail Don Rash at studior@xxxxxxxx

Don Rash, known for his work with leather bindings, will teach a workshop
on leather rebacking for the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild Of
Bookworkers. Don plans to cover the following topics during the workshop:
preparations for rebacking, methods of board reattachment, corner
treatment, gluing up and lining the spine, headbanding, paring and toning
new leather, rebacking, laying original sides, replacing original spine,
toning and laying new inner joints and furbishing. And if that isn't
enough, if time permits he will cover handmade paper as a leather
substitute and Japanese tissue joint and cap repair.

Each participant should bring the following supplies to class: awl, bone
folder(s), utility knife and/or snapblade knife, dividers, scissors, paring
knife, sharpening stone if you have one, Scharffix if you have one,
straightedge or metal ruler, fine point marker, sewing needles, spatula,
scalpel, lifting knife if you have one, two or three full calf or sheep
bindings with intact textblock to reback (nothing huge), glue brush, paste

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