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Elizabethan Pocket Almanac

Friday, June 21, 2013 Submitted by Pamela Olson* During the second week of PBI, I participated in a workshop by Pamela Spitzmueller, former conservator for the University of Iowa Libraries and currently a rare book conservator for Harvard University. The focus of her workshop was to study and create a model of an Elizabethan pocketContinue reading “Elizabethan Pocket Almanac”

Vinzani’s Papermaking class at PBI

Thursday, May 23, 2013 Submitted by Pamela Olson Bernie Vinanzi, a veteran papermaker who trained at Twinrocker Handmade Paper and now teaches papermaking at the University of Maine at Machias, taught a workshop with a focus on paper history, fiber selection, and sheet formation. Workshop participants designed their own watermarks and made a wide rangeContinue reading “Vinzani’s Papermaking class at PBI”

Islamic Binding with Yasmeen Kahn

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Submitted by Kathleen Tandy For my second session class at PBI, I took An Introduction to Islamic Binding with Yasmeen Kahn from the Library of Congress. She explained that in the Islamic tradition calligraphy is the most important aspect of book. The binding is secondary, but that doesn’t mean it can’tContinue reading “Islamic Binding with Yasmeen Kahn”

Turning the Corner – Leather Paring with Jeff Altepeter

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Submitted by Kathleen Tandy In my first week session course at PBI, I took a leather paring class with Jeff Altepeter from the North Bennett Street School. The tricks I learned in his course were well worth the price of admissions. I feel so much more comfortable on the Sharf-fix paringContinue reading “Turning the Corner – Leather Paring with Jeff Altepeter”

Historical Long and Link Stitches Lessons at Paper and Book Intensive 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013 Reporting from Oxbow School of the Arts in Saugatuck, Michigan, Giselle Simon, here, attending Paper and Book Intensive, 2013. We got off to rousing start with a fantastic line up: Jeff Altepeter, binder and instructor from North Bennett St. School taught a technical leather paring class. Bernie Vinzani, Papermaking faculty fromContinue reading “Historical Long and Link Stitches Lessons at Paper and Book Intensive 2013”