Restoration of Cloth and Leather Bindings
Brenda Parsons is here from North Carolina teaching Restoration of Cloth and Leather Bindings. Brenda graduated from AAB's Book Conservation Program in 2009, and currently is senior conservator at Etherington Conservation Services where she has worked for 24 years. Students are learning TONS about how to repair and restore cloth and leather bindings using Japanese papers and various techniques. We enjoyed Brenda's talk on the "Preservation of Historic Memorabilia," last night, which gave an overview of the kinds of projects she works on at Etherington's: books, photo albums, paintings, newspapers and more.
In other news, we are having a very cold spring here in Telluride and it snowed 5 inches last night and it is still dumping! Some people might like this weather, but I must admit that I long for warm, spring days. I know they are right around the corner.
There are still a few spaces in Don Glaister's Leather Box Making class coming up in two weeks, and also in Tim Ely's class the first week of June, A Field of Play or Thinking Outside the Slipcase. Call us if you would like to register!