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Upcoming Workshops at Bison Bookbinding & Letterpress

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  • kcnelson1966
    Hello Everyone, We have some great upcoming workshops in bookbinding, toolmaking and letterpress printing on a Vandercook (219, SP-15, #9) Please contact us
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 13, 2008
      Hello Everyone,

      We have some great upcoming workshops in bookbinding, toolmaking and letterpress
      printing on a Vandercook (219, SP-15, #9)

      Please contact us for more information, via email or phone:
      bisonbooks@...
      360-734-0481

      GOTHIC BOOK WORKSHOP
      September 20-21 & 27-28; Sat-Sun 10:00am-6:00pm

      Jim Croft of Oldways Book Arts Tools returns! A Bison Workshop favorite, master
      bookbinder Jim Croft will guide us in constructing an authentic Medieval or Gothic Book,
      originally created before and during the time of Gutenberg, circa 1300–1500 AD. Many
      original books from this era continue to survive in good condition. This truly remarkable
      style of book is distinguished by carved wooden covers, double cord sewing and a tooled
      leather spine.

      All skill and experience levels are welcome and everyone should be able to complete a
      book during the two-weekend class.

      The cost of this workshop is $225 per person, plus $85 materials fee. Price includes
      snacks and lunch for each day. Enrollment fees can be paid by credit card or check at
      Bison, or by credit card over the phone. This workshop is limited to 8 people, so please
      make your booking as early as possible to ensure your spot.

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      TOOLMAKING FOR BOOK ARTS
      September 25; Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm

      On this Thursday evening class, you will learn to create useful bookbinding and paper
      folding tools out of wild-harvested Elk and Deer bone, bamboo, and various hardwoods.
      Master craftsman Jim Croft will demonstrate whittling, filing and carving on bone and
      wood. Create your own awl, as well as beads, buttons, or jewelry.

      The cost of this workshop is $45 per person. There is no materials fee - bones can be
      purchased from Jim. Enrollment fees can be paid by credit card or check at Bison, or by
      credit card over the phone. This workshop is limited to 10 people, so please make your
      booking as early as possible to ensure your spot.

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      WOOD TYPE POSTERS
      October 10-12; Fri 7:00pm-9:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-6:00pm

      Bison's letterpress wood type posters are a sight to behold around Bellingham. Ever
      wanted to make your own? Now you can! Bring an idea—it can be a show poster, a poem,
      a love letter, a gift, an abstract art piece—and print an edition of 30 posters.

      You'll learn the basics of setting images and wood type on a Vandercook press, as well as
      inking the press and cleanup. Participants will have access to Bison's extensive collection
      of local historic photo engravings and dozens of wood fonts from the 1800s. We'll cover
      the basics of carving linoleum for relief printing, take a look at poster history, and discuss
      different kinds of papers suitable for printing. Prior printing experience helpful but not
      required.

      Each participant will leave with a portfolio of posters, and the skills to rent time on the
      press for future projects.

      The cost of this workshop is $120 per person, plus $45 materials fee. Price includes
      snacks and lunch for each day. Enrollment fees can be paid by credit card or check at
      Bison, or by credit card over the phone. This workshop is limited to 6 people, so please
      make your booking as early as possible to ensure your spot.
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