BOOKBINDING - VADE MECUM

Wednesday, September 14 1:00 PM - Saturday, November 5, 2022 5:00 PM
Cost: $80

Hand bind this fun book! The name Vade Mecum is the Latin phrase for a reference book that means “go with me”. This is a modernized version of a medieval reference book that was common in the British Isles for physicians and religious instructors. They are called “bat books” by book historians because of the way the pages fold out like bat wings. They were used for medical reference charts and religious calendars and were often made with a loop at the top so they could be worn on your belt. These books were commonly made with parchment and wool felt, so we will be updating with paper and a sturdy felt that can be easily decorated later. We will also explore some common map folds for making big pieces of paper into little pieces of paper. For this workshop, students will be given prints of maps to bind into their book of local hiking trails or plain paper. WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING All materials provided ACCESSIBILITY Wheelchair accessible Good hand skills and coordination with an ability to follow visual, written, and verbal directions required.

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