Dear Friends, Students, Faculty Members and lovers of books,

This is Deb Stevens. I am the administrative director for the American Academy of Bookbinding based out of Telluride, Colorado. This blog was started as a way for all of us, those who have studied at AAB, friends of AAB, as well as those who want to find out more about this place, can keep in touch with each other during the year. I'll be posting all kinds of photos, news and updates as regularly as possible (or newsworthy). I hope you will also share any bookbinding thoughts, questions, revelations, etc. Send me your photos and let us all know what you're up to. Keep connected!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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!

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