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DvC Pressing Matter ‘Winter, 2000 Number 1 Publication of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers (Chairperson Programs Programs Reporter at Lage. ‘Workshops Edior Pressing Matter Delaware Valley Guild of Book Workers Officers se Casbone 215 440 34 deabone@amphisoe ore ‘Nancy Brande brande@ol Jennifer Woods bindery} Alice Austin ‘ausin@eehcom Patty Hammaritedt param rnPale Zyats syv@hoemall. cm ‘Maris G, Peano Imgpeudio@tolcom Erin Vigneau Dimick vigeauprinetonsd Send ll nevaetrsubinion to: Erin Vignes Dimick Asstant General Collections Conservator Princeton Universsy stone Library (One Washington Road Princeton, N) 09544 Deadline for next issue is M Chainperson's Message [Denise Carbone) Chair Update: Happy Holiday to all! The count down to the millen- nium draws closer and I don't know about you, but | am_ sick of i all and can't wai till it’s over. In the mean time, would like to thank all of you for a productive and positive year. We managed to pull off a few successful ‘workshops but still need to work on the “gathering” aspect of our chapter The DVG informal meetings at a local coffee shop or bar so whoever, ‘wants to meet (possibly every second Tuesday of month or something like that), can, and bring work in progress, chat about exhibits or just sip coffee and discuss books. elaware valley girls” suggested to try having Please keep the editor informed of events, happenings, or just plain good information that you know about. Those of you who have an e-mail address are probably getting information from the national chapter. Ifyou are not, and would like to, please e-mail me and I will pass the message onto the proper moderators of the list. Tam sure I missed something, but will catch you in the YoK... Happy New Year, Denise Chapter Workshops Review Spring 2000 Watercolor Marbling an introductory workshop with Iris Nevins Saturday, March 18¢h 10:30am - 4pm. The Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers Universiey, New Brunswick Campus Each seudent should expect to go home with about 15 sheets of marbled paper they make in cass. We will cover some ofthe history of marbling, and if any student desices,cechniques to copy many ealy histori period papers they may see on old bindings. This introductory day of marbling will cover the basis, ‘but ifchere are more experienced macblers, we will cover with them, individue ally, whacever they wish to learn or practice. Fess $6Omeribes, $70 non-members, plus a $15 maceial fee [A depose of $25 will hold space for you For questions, registration, contact: Maria G, Pisano, 609/799-3941 Iris Nevins hs ben a profesional macblr for che ast 21 yeas, She marbles in che teadtonal water based manner in use for many ceacuries Her spcily is eereating carly papers. She has wee fou instuctonal manuals onthe ar of marbling ‘Tindal Maclin, 105 Helpful Marbline Hints and Vatisiss of Spanish Marbing. She has also published a eprine (now sold out) of James B, Nicholons A Manual of The Arc of Bookbinding. conssning 18 original specimens of her ow hand-marbled paper. She has wetter regular columns for The Guild Of Booksorker Journ, Ink & Galland Merbling Bah les Nevins has taughe marbling ae Peters Vlioy The Center For Book Acs, The ‘Montclair Historical Socer, The Academy of Medicine (forthe NY GBW Chaps) and The Neveark Muscum, Iris Nevine works primarily asa supplier of restoration syle papers for hand bookbind- ‘ers choughout the country and overseas, “Most recently she has taken over the marbling supply company, Decorative Papers, which sacks marbling colors tools and other supplies. Fr furcher information se the ‘Web-Site ats pl / athlon MeNawe Hare ‘On September 25, 1999, the Delaware Valley Chapter held a'binding workshop at the hhome of Nancy Nitzberg. A small, informal gathering of about eight people were the ts of Nancy's efficient and patient instruction. She showed us a set of beautifully displayed models which sported a varity of bindings. The group gathered on her deck to bask in the sun, eat bagels, and sew, sew, sew. ‘We were caught four different binding structures, Nancy had prepared a mind boggling amount of items for us. We had four sets of ewenty signatures to learn, practice, and perfect on. She supplied us with a 25% cotcon fiber paper, called Souchworth Antique laid paper (available ac Staples) for the signacures. We used #25 needles forthe sewing. We sewed on vellum, linen, cord, and goat skin supports positioned at theee stations on the text blocks, with additional sations at the head and foot. We started with the link stitch on vellum. We moved on to the Buccerfly scitch on linen capes. [cs a charm- ing stitch that requires sewing cwo signacures all along, and looping under those two on the thied signature. Our third model was also 2 link stich, but this time we sewed on cords. Nancy had sawed v-grooves into the signa- tures for che cords to nestle into, The end result is quite differenc from the link sticch on tapes. Our final model was a herringbone, or chevron, stitch sewn on spit goat skin supports Ie was the erickiese ofthe four models, but ic resulted in a very eye catching effet. Tewasa most enjoyable way to spend a day and [am very grateful for Nancy’ time, patience, and knowledge. Review Chapter Workshops Sharon L Hildebrand Res Ipsa Loguitur: The Thing Speaks for Itself ‘The Fifth Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium and Exhibition was held November 5, 1999 at Rutgers University John Cotton Dana Library in Newark. The theme for the day was celebrating and criticizing various kinds of historical and contemporary books lacking verbal cexts and wordless book objects. William Dane, Supervising Librarian, Special Collections at Newark Public Library, kicked off the day by sharing a selection of wordless books from his collection. This launched the program into a morning filled with five local artists’ sharing their work. The selected artists provided the group with a wide variety of artistic styles including ‘Anurdha Das and Suzannah B. Troy, each of whose work is very sculptural and political; John and Ian Schoenhers, who illustrate children's books; and John Ross, with his books which are all examples of fine printing. ‘The afternoon session consisted of three scholarly presentations on wordless books. Barbara Henry began the session with her presentation of The Graphic Novels of Lynd Ward. Barbara was followed by P Dennis Cate who shared examples from Fin-de-Siecle Paris Publications and Constance Vidor finished the presentations of the day with a survey of children's wordless picture books. Asis tradition, the day ended with a ‘wonderful reception and “Book Artists Jam? where everyone was welcome to participate in sharing their own work with the group. The Symposium provided a wide variety of experiences and examples and was an overall success. ‘Summer 2000 Sharpening and Making Bone Tools by Hand Aworkshop taught by Jim Croft Saturday, June 24 & Sunday, June 25 10am - 4pm, both days Place: TBA Jim Croft lives and works in Santa Idaho where he grows flax, beats fiber with his stamping mil, fells tres for book boards and scavenges the forest for elk and deer carcass for the bones 10 make tools. Jim will mesmerize you with his working knowledge of che book, “from the ground up”. He will each us to hone our own bone folders, shape and modify tools as they wear down and change, fabricate lifting knives to one's liking and maintain their sharp edge. lam sure as always he will enlighten us with his latest projects and what he has learned on his “Known World 2000 Tour”. Don's miss this opportune ro experience this man, or you will be bicking youre if you do. Fees: $110.00 members, $125.00 non members A deposit of $25 will hold 2 space for you For questions, registration, contact Denise Carbone. 215.440-3413, Priente \i210 Ne P le laciabh ake a1 bocdhaMliume-mimieea as Join us! Fora Lecture: “From the Ground Up, Building the Book” ‘A visual and theatrical presentation by Jim Croft. Friday, June 23rd, at 6pm Location: TBA “Watch your mailbox for further announcements.