Binding a Historic Model: Nag Hammadi
with Jana Pullman
Saturday, March 17, 10am-5pm
All skill levels welcome
Create a replica of a simple but beautiful early binding. The Nag Hammadi binding takes its name from the Egyptian city where these ancient books were discovered in 1945. Sealed in buried jars, they date from the 4th and 5th centuries and contain early Gnostic religious texts. Like the originals, these models will be made from leather and papyrus, but with a textblock of 21st century paper. The pages are easily replaceable, making for a book you can use over and over again. Leather covers will be decorated using simple tooling techniques.
Certificate: 7 hours, Category D
$110 ($100 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $90, valid through 2/24/18