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$ 680.00

August 19th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Michael Burke
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: August 19th, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: August 23rd, 2019 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 5

This class will introduce you to the many techniques that were traditionally used to line materials for bookbinding. These include: backing fragile paper with repair tissue; lining old vellum indentures with handmade paper to make a covering material; lining fabric to make bookcloth; laminating two pieces of paper to make card; lining maps with linen in the traditional European way; and the fascinating and rarely taught art of paper splitting.  

Materials to Bring: No materials are needed for the first day of class; a materials list will be provided during the first workshop session. 

Bring if you have: a piece of organic fabric (silk, cotton, linen) to be used for backing paper.

Workshop Fee (includes $80 materials fee): $680.00 

Date & Time: Monday-Friday, August 19-23, 2019 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

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

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About the Instructor | Michael Burke

Michael Burke studied bookbinding with Dominic Riley and paper conservation with Karen Zukor. He lives in the Lake District, where he teaches bookbinding. In recent years he has taught and lectured at Society of Bookbinders conferences and seminars, and at Guild of Bookworkers meetings in the USA, as well as teaching tours in Australia, New Zealand and Brazil. Each year he teaches summer school at the San Francisco Center for the Book and across the USA. Michael researches the structures of ancient and medieval bindings, and has a Masters degree in the History of the Book from the University of London.

Past Student Reviews:

 “Thank you for putting this workshop on! I loved the experience and I hope I can take other classes in the future.”

“I learned so many new things.”

“It was really fun and I learned a lot.”

“Excellent and fun.”

$ 680.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States