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Class on fine binding

From: Deb Stevens <deb<-at->
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2012
Fundamentals/Intermediate Fine Binding
American Academy of Bookbinding
October 29 - November 6, 2012

Instructor: Don Glaister

Cost: $1500

In response to increased interest, the American Academy of
Bookbinding is pleased to offer an additional class in the fall 2012

This class is both an entry-level class for the Fine Binding and
Book Conservation programs, as well as an intermediate class for
continuing fine binding students. In this class, students will learn
and develop an understanding of traditional bookbinding techniques,
beginning with a laced-on, leather covered board structure. The
class will introduce and further acquaint students with techniques
needed in future fine binding and specialty courses at the Academy.
Beginning students will become familiar with hand sewing using a
sewing frame, rounding and backing, edge decoration, weaving
headbands, as well as leather paring and applying leather to their

The focus of the class will be on learning and revisiting sound
bookbinding techniques with special emphasis on working with
leather. All students will complete at least one full-leather book
in the course. Students will also be introduced to elements of
leather onlay, blind tooling, leather embossing and other
fundamental decorative techniques. More experienced students will be
guided in their further exploration of decorative elements.

No fine binding experience is needed for beginning students. Those
new to AAB who wish to take the class as an intermediate student
must first send samples of their work for evaluation.

This course will be taught as an intensive: Four ten-hour days, one
day for individual work or recreation, four ten-hour days.

For more information or to register, please contact

    Deb Stevens
    American Academy of Bookbinding

Deb Stevens
Administrative Director
American Academy of Bookbinding
POB 1590
117 North Willow Street
Telluride, CO  81435

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