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Medieval Girdle Book Workshop
Medieval Girdle Book Workshop

Sat, Aug 26


Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory

Medieval Girdle Book Workshop

Take a stroll through medieval Europe & make a portable book from the 14th century during this in-person workshop taught by book artist Fran Kovac! Registration deadline: 8/12/2023

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Aug 26, 2023, 10:00 AM – Aug 27, 2023, 4:00 PM

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory, 1754 E 47th St, Cleveland, OH 44103, USA


Working with wood and leather students will sew a book on linen cords using a sewing frame, lace in wooden boards, and cover with leather. We'll also examine the different styles of girdle books from different parts of Europe, and the times frames in which they were popular. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with clasps and closures, and, time permitting, tooling on leather. Some bookbinding experience is helpful, but not required. Registration deadline: 8/12/2023

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