I spent the afternoon working on bringing this 1899 press back to life! Little by little. . . .
Thursday, September 7, 2017
I am offering a new leather bookbinding workshop!
“Make a Leather bound Journal or Sketchbook” will be 5 sessions, held from 6-8pm on 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, and 11/14 at the Union Springs High School art room, Union Springs, New York.
In this class you will learn how traditional leather covered books were made while making your own blank hard-cover book to take home! This is a rare opportunity to work with leather and learn traditional bookbinding techniques. At the end you will have a beautiful hand-made book with leather spine and the knowledge to repeat the process on your own.
Materials Fee of $30 payable to the instructor will be collected during the first session. All materials will be provided. Registration fee is $25.
To sign up, please call or e-mail Lisa Winters (315) 889-7102 x2202
I am happy to directly answer any questions about the class: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Another successful rebinding! This hard to find 1927 first edition copy of "The History of Cayuga Village" was falling apart, but now it is all back together and stronger than before.
The entire text of "The History of Cayuga Village" can be found on-line for those who are interested. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~springport/pictures_27/00002714.html
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
I brought a printing press over to A.J. Smith Elementary School to show the students how printing was done historically. We printed an image of a "Wide-Awake" portable steam engine that was built in Union Springs in the 1800s. Historic image from Bill Hecht ( SPENCER MANUFACTURING ).
I just completed rebinding another copy of "The History of Cayuga County" printed in 1879! This is a fascinating book full of information and drawings of the area, but finding a good intact copy is almost impossible. This one has a lot more life left in it now with a new reinforced vellum spine, dark gray cloth cover and even a ribbon bookmark.