There is still room in the gold tooling workshop!

Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers Workshop
Gold Tooling with Jamie Kamph
November 2-3, 2013
(Saturday and Sunday)
10 am to 5 pm
The Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
$200 DVC members
$250 non-DVC members
materials fee not to exceed $30

In this gold tooling workshop Jamie Kamph will provide step-by-step instructions in the process of gold tooling and review principles of blind tooling and designing for gold work.  If time permits, she will demonstrate some techniques for repairing and restoring old gold tooling.

Participants should bring
4" x 6" sections of book board, covered in leather appropriate for tooling (goatskin is easier to work than calf—instructions to follow) and gold tooling implements, if you have them. We will provide gold in both book and ribbon form, finishing stoves, Fixor, and a selection of tools.

Jamie Kamph is a bookbinder/conservator who lives and works at her farm in Lambertville, NJ.  Her design bindings are in major public and private collections.  She has taught bookbinding workshops at Princeton University, University of Texas at Austin, Mt. Holyoke College, Anderson Ranch, and SMU.  She has published A Collector's Guide to Bookbinding  and is working on another book, Tricks of the Trade

If you would like to tale this workshop, please email me for more information:
dvcgbw    at    verizon   dot   net  

or you can call me:  Jennifer Rosner, Chapter Chair, DVC:  215-546-3181




Bookbinding in India

Here is a link to some amazing photos of bookbinding in India.  Click on the photo below to see the slideshow.


ABC Collaborative Book Opening at FLP

Artists’ Books by the
Delaware Valley Chapter of the
Guild of Book Workers
Thursday, July 18, 5:30 to 7 pm

Exhibition dates:
July 19—September 20, 2013

Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Print and Picture Collection Gallery
on the 2nd floor


Special Joint Hanji Workshop: Korean Paper in Art and Conservation

Aimee Lee and Minah Song, Instructors

June 15 & 16, 2013
University of the Arts
333 S. Broad St.
6th Floor, rm. 632
9 am to 4:30 pm

$300 (includes materials)
In an unprecedented event to raise awareness of hanji, Korean handmade paper, artist Aimee Lee and conservator Minah Song will combine their expertise to teach the use of hanji in both art and conservation. With a history of over 1,500 years, papermaking in Korea was once a celebrated craft, making calligraphy, painting, printmaking, and bookmaking possible. Today, it is a valuable but little-known material in conservation and an incredibly versatile substrate for artists.

Ms. Lee will lead the first day of the workshop, introducing methods of manipulating hanji and the raw materials that constitute it. This includes the production of bark lace and thread, the process of increasing flexibility and fusing separate sheets together with joomchi techniques, making paper yarn, and an advanced  jiseung method of cording two strips of paper into a single rope.

Ms. Song will lead the second day with an overview of theoretical and practical uses of hanji in conservation, including the characteristics of hanji, its history, and comparisons with other Asian papers. Participants will learn about different types of hanji and their applications in paper conservation, as well as the implications for a sheet of paper depending on each step of the papermaking process. The final activity will consist of binding a traditional Korean book in the seonjang technique, a side-stitched binding common in East Asia but with variations unique to Korea. This workshop is ideal for those who wish to gain a holistic view of hanji through scholarly research combined with hands-on experience.

Hanji Workshop: A check will hold your spot. 
Please make it out to: The Guild of Book Workers
Cancellation may be made by either party up to one month in advance due to change in circumstances or insufficient enrollment.
Mail the check to:  Alice Austin, The Library Company, 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA  19107

Questions?  Email Jennifer Rosner:  dvcgbw@verizon.net