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Richard Nichols: Conservation of a Medieval Psalter

The Portico Library 57 Mosely St, Manchester, United Kingdom

How to rebind a precious medieval book that has been badly bound and what you discover in the process. With Richard Nichols, an independent book conservator, who has spent 44 years working in Archive Services and Record Offices This talk will give a fascinating insight into the world of book repair and conservation from a...

£6

Barry Clark – Beginners’ workshop: Creating a hand-sewn leather journal

The Portico Library 57 Mosely St, Manchester, United Kingdom

Leather has long been the premier material for book covers. In this workshop with local bookbinder Barry Clark we will combine this ancient material with two traditional sewing methods - long stitch and link stitch. It requires no glue as the folded paper sections are sewn direct to the cover. Holes are punched into the...

£80

Barry Clark – Beginners’ workshop: A Bookbinding Workshop with a difference!

The Portico Library 57 Mosely St, Manchester, United Kingdom

An opportunity to get creative making a variety of ingenious, fun and useful items. Working with local bookbinder Barry Clark you will re-create the almost forgotten milkman’s Magic Wallet; the Turkish Map Fold (a way to present a whole page image in a small and attractive format); the Pop-Up invitation/greetings card for those special occasions...

£80

Louisa Boyd: Bookbinding and Beyond

The Portico Library 57 Mosely St, Manchester, United Kingdom

Louisa trained in Embroidery (BA (Hons) from MMU), making sculptures using sewn bookbinding structures as her final outcomes. Her artistic career since has seen her working with painting, print and sculpture, but her continued interest in the tradition of bookbinding has been integral to developing her portfolio. Between 2010 and 2014 Louisa undertook training from...

£6