Basic Cloth Repair – $1

BASIC CLOTH REPAIR

 

 

 

Instructor: Sam Ellenport
Skill Level: Intermediate
Materials Fee: $1.00
Length of workshop: 1 day

 

 


Workshop description:

This one-day workshop will introduce students to the basic techniques of repairing cloth books of lesser-to-middling value, which do not always warrant the use of techniques that meet the higher standards of the American Institute of Conservation. However, almost all techniques shown will be reversible, using non-acidic materials. Areas covered will be split joints, detached covers, relining and strengthening spines and text-block, and reusing original covers. Simple solutions for broken sewing, detached pages, and split signatures will also be discussed, as will corner damage to covers. The idea of the workshop is to make broken books usable in a pragmatic and efficient way. Students are encouraged to bring in several books with varying problems for either hands-on treatment or discussion.

 

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017

 

Materials/equipment to be supplied by student:
bone folder
straight edge
scissors
bench knife or box-cutter
paste brush
small brush

Optional:
self-healing mat for cutting
micro-spatula.

 

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:
paste
handouts
cloth
binders’ board
filler board
lining and endpapers
headbands
wax paper
brushes
case folders (these will also be on sale in the store)
shirt-knives (these will also be on sale in the store)
bull-dog clips.

Dates
Prices
Basic Cloth Repair Materials$1.00
Location Focus on Book Arts
1928 21st Avenue
Forest Grove OR 97116