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ALTERED TREASURE BOOK with Daniel Essig December 2,3 & 9 2020

Altered Treasure Book

with Daniel Essig
Virtual Three-Part Demonstration Workshop using the Zoom Platform
December 2,3 & 9 | Time: 4:00- 6:00p.m. ET
This workshop will explore the pleasures of creating and filling a hand bound book. Utilizing a binding that has withstood the test of time with its elegance, flexibility and strength, we will first bind a book of thin hardwood leafs, fine papers and ridged translucent mica sheets. We will then cut, hammer, glue, shred, paint and sew back into the pages creating niches, alcoves and secret spaces to house and protect treasures, images and words.
Participants will learn to work with non traditional book materials including wood and mica. We will use both the natural and manmade forms of mica, becoming familiar with the in and outs of micas unique characteristics. This workshops will cover the usage of wood not only as a cover material but also as pages within the book structure. Techniques such as window cutting, use of tiny nails, eyelets and rivets will also be demonstrated.
This workshop will feature:
4 needle coptic binding
wooden covers
sew paper, mica and wooden pages in one binding cutting windows in wood panels
attaching mica to wood with nails
Creating niches and alcove in paper sections Learning to use and recognize different types of mica Learn to use rivets and eyelets
Daniel will offer an additional workshop in February where he will teach the Coptic Endband.
Materials instructor will send:
Wood covers and wood pages
Text block
Handmade papers
Waxed linen thread
PVA bookbinding glue
Double sided tissue tape
#53 drill bit
Selection of small nails
Selection of eyelets
  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform dowloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • students are encouraged to work in between sessions
  • see suggested materials list here
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to two weeks