Wednesday the 11th of April to Sunday the 15th of April (5 days)
Course Cost: $600
Coleen Curry is a contemporary Canadian design binder who lives and works in America. This class will introduce one of the fastener techniques using ‘staples’ developed by Sün Evrard, focusing on a single-section, stone veneer binding. Sün began experimenting with secondary sewing system methods when conserving and rebinding texts.
The textblock is prepared separately from the stone veneer cover with primary sewing, mounted onto a tab. It is joined to the stone veneer cover using an innovative and conservation-friendly secondary sewing, with hand-made fasteners or ‘staples’ crafted with wire, wood and parchment. The result is a binding that is easily reversible, opens at, and in no way alters or affects the textblock.
The conservation based technique is a fun, contemporary take on a centuries old method of secondary sewing, while using contemporary materials.
We will decorate the binding by cutting into the stone, painting with acrylic, and if time allows applying foils.
Imitations of stone have been on the market for some time and these are made of stone powder mixed with an adhesive and colored to imitate real stone. The Stone veneer product used in this workshop is the result of advancements of laser cutting techniques and is from Italy. The veneer is .2 mm thick slice of stone mounted on a thin fabric that can be folded, imprinted, cut and tooled.
Familiarity with simple bookbinding techniques preferred but not necessary.
Basic experience with bookbinding and leather is needed, but more important is attention to detail and creativity.