Jul
20
to Jul 21

Approachable Metal Working for Book Artists, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

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A workshop as part of the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, Book Arts Biennial 2017

Experiment with metalworking on books by using simple methods and tools to produce a number of brass closures and embellishments based on historic examples (or your own free-wheeling experimentation!). Fashion clasps, bosses, corner protectors, and windows for labels and learn how to affix these pieces to a simple, wooden board binding that will be made in class. Instruction will cover low-tech surface decoration, texturing, as well as how to saw, file, form, and bend metal. Participants will leave with basic knowledge and skill to do simple metalworking that they can continue to explore and practice after the class.

More workshop information here.

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May
14
to May 15

Bone Tool Making Workshop- Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

The Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

Smooth, polished to a shine and fitting perfectly in your hand, there is
nothing like the feel of a bone folder you made with your own hands. During
this two-day workshop you will be introduced to the tools and techniques needed
to form and finish bone folders of your own design. Simple methods of adding
ornament to your tools will also be demonstrated. Bring some elbow grease and
leave with 2-3 bone folders that will be beautiful both to look at and work
with.

For more information, and to register: The Morgan Conservatory

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Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

1-Day Bone Tool Making Workshop- East Lansing, MI

Smooth, polished to a shine and fitting perfectly in your hand, there is
nothing like the feel of a bone folder you made with your own hands. During
this two-day workshop you will be introduced to the tools and techniques needed
to form and finish bone folders of your own design. Simple methods of adding
ornament to your tools will also be demonstrated. Bring some elbow grease and
leave with 1-2 bone folders that will be beautiful both to look at and work
with.

This workshop is hosted by The Guild of Book Workers, Midwest Chapter  and is part of the 2016 Annual Meeting.

To register you must become a Guild member, information here.

For a schedule and to register, more details here.

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Apr
16
to Apr 17

Bone Tool Making Workshop- University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Elk bone folders.

Elk bone folders.

University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, IA

Smooth, polished to a shine and fitting perfectly in your hand, there is
nothing like the feel of a bone folder you made with your own hands. During
this two-day workshop you will be introduced to the tools and techniques needed
to form and finish bone folders of your own design. Simple methods of adding
ornament to your tools will also be demonstrated. Bring some elbow grease and
leave with 2-3 bone folders that will be beautiful both to look at and work
with.

For more information and to register: University of Iowa Center for the Book

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Apr
9
to Apr 10

Bone Tool Making Workshop- Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Smooth, polished to a shine and fitting perfectly in your hand, there is
nothing like the feel of a bone folder you made with your own hands. During
this two-day workshop you will be introduced to the tools and techniques needed
to form and finish bone folders of your own design. Simple methods of adding
ornament to your tools will also be demonstrated. Bring some elbow grease and
leave with 2-3 bone folders that will be beautiful both to look at and work
with.

For registration information: Minnesota Center for Book Arts Events

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Oct
14
to Oct 17

Guild of Bookworkers Standards of Excellence Conference

Jim Croft & Brien Beidler in the Vendor Room.

Jim Croft & Brien Beidler in the Vendor Room.

Guild of Bookworkers Standards of Excellence Conference

Come visit and shop for parchment, leather, paper, supplies and tools in the Vendor Room.

The Seminar on Standards of Excellence Conference is held annually at a different location around the country, participants attend presentations by leading experts in the fields related to the book and paper arts. Tours of binderies, conservation facilities, rare book libraries and papermaking establishments are regularly arranged in conjunction with the event.

2016 Standards will be held in Charleston, SC, more info. here.

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