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Books & Paper B Summer Session 7

Books & Paper Summer Session 7
August 23-29, 2020
Jeffrey Altepeter
Traditional Calf Bindings

In this workshop, students will create replica 18-century trade-style bindings. Daily demonstrations will provide a foundation of traditional binding methods as we produce structurally accurate historic models. The books will be sewn on cords laced into boards then covered in leather. Equal attention will be given to the period aesthetic through the use of historical staining recipes to create sprinkled, splattered, mottled, and marbled calf. We’ll add decorative tooling with period-accurate finishing tools. All levels. Code 07B

Head of bookbinding at North Bennet Street School (Boston), other teaching: Paper and Book Intensive (MI), Guild of Book Workers, Penland.

traditional bookbinding work by Jeffrey Altepeter
Jeffrey Altepeter, "18th-Century-Style Panel Binding and Marbled Sample Plaquette," calfskin over boards, 5 x 7 inches each