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The Thread That Binds: Interviews with private practice bookbinders

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Author(s): Leutz, Pamela Train

Journal: The Bonefolder : an e-Journal for the Bookbinder and Book Artist
ISSN 1555-6565

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 3;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: bookbinder | book conservator | apprenticeship | training

ABSTRACT
The Thread That Binds: Interviews with Private Practice Bookbinders began in 2005 as a journey I took to discover what led people to become bookbinders in private practice.As a part-time bookbinder for 30 years, I yearned to make private practice bookbinding my vocation. I had good teachers and considered myself to be a good bookbinder, but had doubts about my ability to make it my living. Were my skills good enough? Did I have the business sense and toughness required? Would I be able to support myself?
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