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MD323 - Treasure Binding

Daniel Essig
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday & Monday

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$ 295  

 This workshop will explore the techniques of creating and filling a hand bound book. Utilizing a binding that has withstood the test of time with its elegance, flexibility and strength, we will first bind a book of fine papers and translucent mica pages. We will than cut, hammer, glue, slice, paint and sew back into the book structures creating niches, alcoves and secret spaces to house and protect treasures, images and words.

Materials Fee $40 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Mica Text block Handmade papers
Waxed linen thread Needles
PVA glue and foam brush

Students need to bring:
Thin or light weight collage materials: decorative papers, antique photos-paper, tintypes(steel) or ambrotypes(glass), old letters, sheet music, old books, insect wings, leafs, feathers, photo copies, etc.
Small found Objects (up to 1/8 inch thick and 1 inch in diameter-coins, shells, buttons, etc.)
Pencils Black sharpie fine line
Glue stick Few colors of acrylics (earthtones) 6-12” metal ruler Exacto knife and extra blades, utility knife and blades Self-healing cutting mat Assorted binder clips small sharp sewing scissors Utility/Kitchen scissors 2-4 inch rubber brayer awls-including a slender one for piercing sections.
Dust mask
3/8 inch Flexcut palm chisel-available at fine woodworking stores or mail order from http://www.earthguild.com/products/woodwork/flexcut/flexpalm.htm item #twP316

Many of the required supplies may be pre-ordered from Artistic Artifacts.  They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat.  For further info and to place your order,  please visit: http://www.artisticartifacts.com.

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