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Friday Finds - Sew, Snip, Tie: Early American Children's Blank Books

Friday Finds - Sew, Snip, Tie: Early American Children's Blank Books Online

Rescheduled to November 6, 2020.  12:00 pm.

While commercially-made blank books were available in bookstores and general stores in the early American republic, children often made simple books from scrap wallpaper (and other decorative papers) to copy lines from school books and to gather together their juvenile writings. Professor Jessica Linker, Northeastern University, will teach participants how to sew a three-hole pamphlet binding as a way of thinking through children's material culture of reading in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Participants will use historical examples from Bryn Mawr's collections to practice copying.

Participants wll find a list of materials they will need at https://specialcollections.blogs.brynmawr.edu/2020/10/22/materials-for-the-friday-finds-workshop-sew-snip-tie-early-american-childrens-blank-books/. These are easy to collect from your everyday possessions. On campus participants who want to pick up paper, needle, or thread should write Marianne Hansen at mhansen@brynmawr.edu by Wedensday. We can provide those items.

November 6, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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Marianne Hansen