Cor Aerssens Workshop

We want to let our members know about an educational opportunity. This is a non-guild workshop.

September 25 and 26, 2010
9:30 – 4:30
Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia 19107
Workshop fee: @200.00 plus a charge for materials

Three different simple bindings developed over the years by Cor Aerssens using only paper and thin cardboard.

The simplified “Groninger Binding” is a full cardboard binding that doesn’t need covering and is beautiful in its simplicity with the natural cardboard, no endpapers, and no adhesives. It could be used as a conservation binding.

The Silly Binding is a version of the “crisscross binding”, formerly the “Secret Belgian Binding” by Anne Goy. The sewing threads of this non-adhesive binding are partially hidden in the “boards” and are visible on the spine.

The Wrapper Binding is a response to a book structure by Hedi Kyle. The wrapper provides its own sewing bands that bundle the loose sheets into a book block. It is basically a non-adhesive binding, but in this workshop the pages will be extended using double-sided tape.

If there is time left there will be a short explanation on the use of colored beeswax on cardboard and paper. Beeswax can function as a protective coating and add decoration.

We can have 8 students maximum.
Please email Hedi Kyle to enroll by clicking


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