Book Conservation & Repair Workshop – Evening

In-person workshop at the bindery in Scarborough, ON

94 Crockford Blvd, #2, Scarborough, ON M1L 3C3, Canada

Tuesdays, November 7 – 28
7:00 – 9:30 pm

$250 CAD plus a $30 materials fee = $280 CAD

This class is a hands-on workshop for those responsible for the care, maintenance, and repair of book collections. Repair treatments covered in this course will include hinge tightening, flat paper mending, tip-ins, and 2 spine replacement methods. Participants are encouraged to bring books for analysis, treatment, and discussion.

Instructor: Andrew Huot

In this course you will learn:

Assessment of book repair needs
Conservation treatments of book structures
Paper repair for books
Toning tissue and cloth for repairs

Level of Experience / Skills Required

All levels; no prior book-making experience required. Some comfort with accurate measuring, folding, and cutting with blades/knives is needed to master the skills taught in this workshop.

All tools and materials included but students are welcome to bring their own small bookbinding tools.