Level 3 - AUGUSTUS - 24th & 25th November 2018

$300.00

MASTERCLASS - TRADITIONAL FINE BINDING

TUTOR: Isabelle Ting McGowan
DATE: 24th & 25th November 2018
TIME: 9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
COST: $300

Suitability:
Only those who have completed a Beginners and Intermediate course. If uncertain, please contact us to discuss on: workshops@nswbookbinders.org

Course description:
This is an intensive workshop, which will teach Fine Binding techniques, including preparing a book for the application of a full piece of leather to the cover. You will make a bound book through a series of progressive steps that are designed to provide good working knowledge of traditional binding, materials and techniques.

Course content:
Participants will complete a full leather binding with decorative end papers. You will focus on techniques known as rounding and backing, as well as sewing a multi-sectioned book on tapes. This style has the same basic structure as most Western books produced from the 1400s up until the start of mass-produced cased books. You will also be introduced to simple blind tooling.

Learning outcome:
By the end of this course you should be able to:
• work with a paring knife
• be taught how to prepare leather for use in covering books
• how to trim the leather accurately
• how to attach the boards and the paper cover
• be introduced to simple blind tooling

BOOK HERE: https://nswbookbinders.bigcartel.com/product/masterclass-augustus-tbc-november-2018

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