Holiday Inn Express 540-667-7050 is located on Route 522 at Route 37 and is about 5 miles from the bindery.
Econo Lodge North 540-662-4700 This is located north of Winchester on Route 37 and is about 6 miles from the bookbindery.
Comfort Inn 540-667-8894 Located on Route 37 north of Winchester near the Econo Lodge.
Courtyard Marriott 540-678-8822 This is south on Rte. 37 at the Rte. 50 interchange and is about 6 miles from us.
Hilton Garden Inn 540-722-8881 This is on the east side of Winchester convenient to I-81 and about a 20 minute drive to the bindery.
Hampton Inn and Conference Center 540-678-4000
MARBLING & CREATIVE BOOKBINDING WEEK
...Come for the week or choose your favorite class...
DATES: Sept. 21 - Sept. 28, 2015
Featuring Guest Artists Regina & Dan St. John
Historical Marbled Paper Patterns & Pigment Grinding--September 21-22, 2015 ....Stormont...Glouster...Tiger's Eye...Shell...all historical marbled paper patterns seen frequently on decorative papers from centuries ago. Such marbled patterns are still relevant today in all sorts of craft work including the making of fine bindings and in restoration work where matching period paper patterns is essential.
This class will teach you to reproduce early marbled patterns. As you progress through the different traditional designs, you will utilize additions to the marbling bath such as ox-gall, turpentine, potash, rock alum, soaps, olive oil, and alcohol to create patterns relying more on the use of a stylus rather than combinations of combing.
You will learn to make paints from traditional pigments and binders incorporating age-old tricks of the trade such as the inclusion of bee's wax as an ingredient. While many modern papers are marbled using acrylic pigments for their ease of use and convenience, marbling of earlier times employed ground pigments from plant and mineral sources. In truth, no acrylic color can ever match the beauty and depth of a marbled paper made using pigments from the earth's paint box.
This course included paint recipes and the sources for obtaining pigments, materials, and equipment in order to set up a marbling space at home. Join us and in our class, become a marbler from centuries ago as you turn out papers with delightful names and delicate turns that only honest pigments can create.
$275 + $50 materials fee...............................Instructors: Regina & Dan St. John
The $50 studio fee will provide each student with the pigments used within the workshop as well as paper for bringing pigments to life as marbled patterns.
Seen below are examples of (top) Glouster and Tiger's Eye, (below) two different versions of Shell
Our series of bookbinding workshops is designed to meet the needs of book dealers, collectors, and those interested in learning the craft of hand bookbinding.
Introduction to Papermaking $265
This class is a must for anyone interested in art, bookbinding and paper. Day 1 teaches traditional paper making, and Day 2 takes students beyond the basics into multi-layer sheets, pigmented papers, and decorative papers. Students may expect not only to learn to make paper but how to create their own paper making setups at home. No prerequsite.
Fore-Edge Painting & Edge Treatments $265
Fore edge paintings are delightful surprises to find along the page edges of bound books. This art was practiced regularly in the 18th and 19th centuries, with artists such as Watteau crafting delicate paintings hidden from view until such time as the book’s pages are properly flexed. Learn how it is done along with other page edge treatments including speckling, sponging, and gilding. No prerequisite.
Book Sewing Intensive $285
Students will learn a wide variety of stitches, styles, and techniques for successful sewing and resewing of book texts. This course will feature instruction in sewing on tapes, sunken cords, raised bands, and slit thong (German-Amish style). Students will also learn to determine when damaged sewing can be repaired and how to make those repairs. Additionally, instruction will be provided on how to operate a plough for edge trimming. Prerequisite: Introduction to Book Restoration