Tag: bookbinding

The red velvet vampyre

The red velvet vampyre

About a month ago my lab moved temporarily from one campus to another. During the move out we unearthed many forgotten supplies, including some pieces of red velvet book cloth. Given that it’s probably not very “archival”, I was a little baffled as to why […]

Book Bindings on Jeopardy

Book Bindings on Jeopardy

While watching tonight’s episode of Jeopardy, I was super disappointed to discover that this category was really about book titles.

MRW I used some compressed air to dust underneath the book presses

MRW I used some compressed air to dust underneath the book presses, which apparently hadn’t been dusted in quite some time

A productive week of bookbinding

A productive week of bookbinding

The results of a very productive three day bookbinding workshop, making board attachment models with the amazing Karen Hanmer. For more information on Karen’s work and teaching, check out her site!

Never back a book when you’re upset…

Never back a book when you’re upset…

Wow, whoever originally backed this 19th century publisher’s binding should’ve really taken a moment to calm down and take a deep breath first before continuing. They really beat the heck out of it with the hammer! Backing is  “the process of shaping a ridge or […]

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Doing some spray deacidification with our Bookkeeper system here in the conservation lab.

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book-historia: Had a bit of a splurge the other day at an auction… Not the little guy, the big guy! It’s a 17th century oak Bible box, and it looks an awful lot like my wee model of a chained book and lectern by Bryson […]

Free Webinar: Creating Scrapbooks That Last

REGISTER HERE May 1, 2015  12:30pm – 1:30pm FreeRegistration deadline: April 30, 2015Maximum class size: 95Class level: BeginnerInstructor: Frances Harrell, NEDCC Preservation Specialist Location: Live Webinar Scrapbooks are unique artifacts that represent personal and historical records, but often include a mix of materials and formats […]

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Really well-done video that shows the conservation and rebinding of the Constitution of the State of Iowa. The conservation treatment starts at about the 3 minute mark.

Rusty Rusalka – Collection Care blog

Rusty Rusalka – Collection Care blog There are some binding styles that are inherently sound and will protect the texts within for centuries. In the West, generally they include sewing gatherings of bifolia through the fold with linen thread onto supports such as hemp cords, […]