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Following workshops are offered in 2015 at our friendly and well equipped bindery

Workshops are led by Book & Paper Conservator-Restorer, Karen Vidler

 

Workshop 119: Enclosing damaged folio in reemay pocket  before washing
 

Workshop 120: Attaching sized and coloured new cloth spine

 


Workshop 121: Attaching sewing cord extensions of linen thread to reattach the board on a leather binding

Enrollments & Enquiries

Please contact Karen


Email: bcsbindery@gmail.com
Mobile: 0458 572 168 (please leave a message)


The Workshops

Workshop 119 Paper Treatment & Repair

Workshop 120 Repair of Cloth Bindings

Workshop 121 Conservation of Leather Bindings

Workshop 122 Individual Conservation Training

Click on each workshop for more details

Suitable for: Amateur Bookbinders and Restorers with limited experience.
Bookbinding or Conservation students with some basic knowledge.

Qualified Conservators most welcome. 

 
Basic tool kit for paper repair

 
Shaping repair on a light box

 
Toning repair paper for losses to a dust jacket

Description:
 Two-day workshop is a combination of demonstrations
and practical work
in the treatment and repair of text blocks under
the guidance of Book & Paper Conservator-Restorer, Karen Vidler.


We will cover:
Mechanical cleaning of paper
Washing and resizing paper
Toning repair materials
Tear and loss repair

Dates & Costs:
  Saturday and Sunday 16th & 17th May, 2015

AU$425 includes materials, handouts and lunch
(15% discount for students, proof required)

Location:
The Bindery, Castlemaine, VIC

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Workshop 120 Repair of Cloth Bindings
Suitable for:
Amateur Bookbinders and Restorers with limited experience.
Bookbinding or Conservation Students with some basic knowledge.

Qualified Conservators most welcome. 

 

Toning repair materials for endcap and corner repairs
 

Attaching new hollow of archival quality paper
 
Shaping  a new endcap piece

Description:
Two-day workshop is a combination of demonstrations
and practical work
in the repair of cloth bindings under
the guidance of Book & Paper Conservator-Restorer, Karen Vidler.

We will cover:
Board reattachment techniques
Spine linings and hollows
Toning repair materials
Endcap and corner repairs
Rebacking a cloth spine

Dates & Costs:
Saturday and Sunday 30th & 31st May, 2015

AU$425 includes materials, handouts and lunch
(15% discount for students, proof required)

Location:
The Bindery, Castlemaine, VIC

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Workshop 121 Conservation of Leather Bindings
 Those with book restoration experience.

Bookbinding or Conservation students with some basic knowledge.

Qualified Conservators most welcome.  

 
Ash testing for tannage type


 
Attaching a cord extension to reattached a board
 
Paring leather for a spine reback


Description:
Four-day workshop is a combination of demonstrations
and practical work
under the guidance of Book & Paper Conservator-Restorer, Karen Vidler.

We will cover:
Bookbinding leather manufact
ure
Common types of deterioration
Ethics and treatment options
Treating degraded leathers
Leather paring and dyeing for repair
Board reattachment and leather repair

Dates & Costs:
 Over two weekends - 13th & 14th June, 27th & 28th June, 2015

AU$825 includes materials, handouts and lunch
(15% discount for students, proof required)

Location:
The Bindery, Castlemaine, VIC

Workshop 122 Individual Book Conservation Training
Suitable for: Students doing Bookbinding or Conservation training with some knowledge. Practicing Book Restorers.
Qualified Paper Conservators, Archive Conservators or Book Conservators.


Description:
Four-day workshop will focus on your specific book conservation project.
Individual instruction will be give by
Book & Paper Conservator-Restorer, Karen Vidler.

We will cover treatment options and repair techniques that arise from your project
and will be discussed with you prior to commencing the workshop

Dates & Costs:
  Over two weekends by arrangement - contact Karen at bcsbindery@gmail.com to discuss

AU$825 includes materials, handouts and lunch
(15% discount for students, proof required)

Location:
The Bindery, Castlemaine, VIC

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