Instructor: Martha Kearsley
This 3-day workshop concentrates on making useful books to bring into the field. Based on historic examples of 19th-century field notebooks, students produce a quarter- or half-leather binding, tight-back over sawn-in cords, with a handy pencil-locking mechanism. Issues of utility, ease of use and accessibility are addressed, as well as practical techniques to include specimens, notes and
ephemera. This workshop is a great introduction for students interested in working with leather, as edge paring, shaping spine pieces and covering are addressed. Tuition includes $25 materials fee. Fundamentals of bookbinding I or prior experience recommended.
Martha is a 1995 graduate and current instructor in the NBSS Bookbinding program. She runs Strong Arm Bindery, repairing and restoring old, well-loved books. She also designs and builds stationery pieces. Visit Strong Arm Bindery at www.strongarmbindery.typepad.com.