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Online Parchment Stationery Binding Workshop

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2 x 2.5-hour Zoom sessions to make a facsimile binding of an eighteenth-century parchment stationery binding with foredge flap and pocket.

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  • Do you love making historic bindings?
  • Are you obsessed with parchment stationery bindings?
  • Do you want to produce a historically accurate model using authentic materials and traditional techniques working alongside a professional book conservator?

Over the course of 2 weekly, 2.5-hour (5 hours in total) Zoom sessions you will make a facsimile binding of an eighteenth-century parchment stationery binding complete with foredge flap and internal pocket. The structure is a scale facsimile based on actual bindings that featured in the recent ARA virtual training programme on parchment stationery bindings. (https://www.archives.org.uk/about/sections-interest-groups/preservation-and-conservation-group-pcg.html)

Ticket Price includes both sessions, please only book ONE session and you will automatically get access to the other. It is a quirk of eventbrite that it has allowed people to book on both dates. There are 10 spaces in total.

You will get to know the binding with a presentation about its structure and step-by-step slides showing you how to make it, which you will get to keep and revisit as much as you wish. We will then make the binding from scratch: sewing it; making the adhesives; lining the parchment; preparing the covering and pocket; and finally adding decorative papers and blind tooling. All this from the comfort of your home!

Ideally you will have some experience of bookbinding and be confident using hand tools.

For more information on the essential basic toolkit that you will need to have, and some optional extras, please visit the "Latest News" on the Codex Conservation website: Codex Conservation Latest News

Both sessions are included in the course fee, a materials kit worth £50 and UK postage.

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