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$ 195.00

May 18th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: May 18th, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: May 18th, 2019 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

While bookbinding and book repair share many skills and techniques, they are also distinct pursuits. This course is intended to introduce the student familiar with bookbinding to key practices within basic book repair. What is the difference between conservation and restoration? What is pH and how is it tested in paper? What are the different adhesives used in book repair and what is the selection process? Through both discussion and hands-on practice, students will get the answers to these questions and more in order to start to appreciate the challenges and rewards of book repair. There are no prerequisites for this class, though some bookbinding experience or experience in the safe handling of fragile items is recommended.

Competencies Gained:

Students will be introduced to ‘Conservation Ethics’
Students will be able to distinguish different types of adhesives used in conservation Students will discuss and touch various papers used in conservation
Students will have carried out dry cleaning and aqueous immersion of a single leaf
Students will pH test paper and balance its acidity through aqueous immersion
Students will have carried out dry cleaning
Students will carry out various types of paper mending and strengthening with kozo tissue and paste
Students will humudify and flatten an item
Students will be able to make a custom-fitted conservation enclosure

Materials to Bring: None.

Prerequisite: None.

Workshop Fee (includes $30 materials fee): $195.00

Date & Time: Saturday, May 18, 2019 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructor | Juliayn Coleman

Juliayn Coleman has been a professional bookbinder since her graduation from the North Bennet Street School bookbinding program in 2003. Her private practice encompasses all levels of book repair and conservation, custom portfolio and enclosure making, teaching, and being a good ambassador for the craft of bookbinding in general. Some of her creative and professional projects can be seen at

Past Student Reviews:

“Very good instruction, clear and interesting. Enjoyed learning about conservation.”


“A detailed step-by-step description of the repair and box-making processes to take home would be very useful.”

“Love her knowledge about bookbinding and her willingness to share all she knows.”

“She is wonderful and I would like to take a lot more classes from Julian Coleman.”

$ 195.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States