February 25, 2010

Limp Vellum Binding Workshop with Don Etherington

Vellum is a beautiful, semi-translucent, historical material that has been used to create very durable bindings since early times. In this one-day workshop we will bind a 16th century style limp vellum book with yapp edges, sewn on vellum slips. Basic experience in bookbinding is required to attend this workshop.

The workshop will be held Saturday, April 10th, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Knight Library Conservation Lab, University of Oregon, Eugene. The cost is $150, and includes most materials, including vellum.

Registration is open only to members of the Guild of Book Workers through March 1, 2010, and is open to all beginning March 2.

One reduced tuition scholarship will be offered to a student currently enrolled at a 2- or 4-year college or university in the state of Oregon. Contact Marilyn Mohr for details.

Don Etherington is an internationally recognized conservator, fine binder and instructor, in addition to President of Etherington Conservation Services in Greensboro, NC, and Director of Conservation for the Academy of Bookbinding. He will be in Eugene in conjunction with the University of Oregon Center for the Humanities’ celebration of the Year of the Book, and will be giving a talk, “A Sixty-Year Odyssey in Bookbinding and Conservation,” Tuesday, April 13th, at 3:30 p.m.

To register or for more information contact Marilyn Mohr, email mmohr@uoregon.edu, or phone 541-346-1962.

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