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Workshop on handmade paper and paper covered bookbinding

From: Eve Parkin <eve<-at->
Date: Friday, March 30, 2012
Conservation By Design Limited
Handmade paper and paper covered bookbinding
17-21 September 2012

Conservation By Design Limited, for the 6th year running, is set to
support an exciting workshop and research project on the principles
and practice of handmade papermaking and limp paper covered

>From 17-21 September 2012, Jacques Brejoux (papermaker) and
Christopher Clarkson (bookbinder), two of the leading scholars and
craftsmen in their fields, will host a five day residential workshop
for just eight delegates at the 16th century Moulin Du Verger Paper
Mill at Puymoyen near Angouleme, located in the Charente (Cognac)
region of France.

The workshop will look at the particular qualities required of
handmade cover papers based on 16th and 17th century exemplars.
Using 19th and 20th century linen rags and Jacques' reproduction
"Medieval" wooden stampers, specifically built for this purpose, it
will allow for direct comparisons to be made with "Hollander" beaten

Conservators and bookbinding professionals will be able to benefit
from a rare interchange of shared knowledge and experience to
develop a joint understanding of the requirements of Western style
papers in the rebinding of period books and archival material.

Jacques Brejoux will demonstrate techniques such as fibre
identification, pulping, refining, sheet forming, couching and loft
drying. He will also share his vast knowledge, and discuss the
technical aspects of paper as they relate to book conservation.

Christopher Clarkson will use Jacques' cover papers to demonstrate
the technical qualities required in a handmade paper for use in
period rebinding. His teaching will concentrate on limp paper
binding construction of the Renaissance, a passion of his since the

Scholars will be accommodated and share wonderful meals on the large
communal dining table at the lovely Juillaguet Gite run by Michala
Marcus and Kent Carter, close friends of Jacques and Nadine. Michala
also has a dance studio at Juillaguet and Kent a well known Jazz
musician has a recording studio there. It is situated in open
countryside with wonderful views and a large terrace to relax with a
glass of wine after a hard days work at the mill. Lunches at the
mill are also provided by Michala and Kent. These are normally taken
outdoors, weather permitting.

Arrive a few days early, 14th, 15th and 16th September and you can
see the famous "Circuit des Remparts" vintage car racing which takes
place in and around the old town centre of Angouleme.


Those interested in attending the workshop can find out more or book
their place by contacting Debbie Fraser on +44 1234 846 306 or go to


For more details on Moulin Du Verger, log on to


Eve Parkin
Account Manager
Haslimann Taylor PR
+44 121 355 3446
Mobile:+44 7825 382 343

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Received on Friday, 30 March, 2012

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