Augustus - Traditional Fine BInding


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DATES: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March 2018
TIME: 9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
COST: Members $210; Non-members $230. Includes $50 materials fee.

This is an intensive workshop, which will teach Fine Binding techniques, including preparing a book for the application 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.

Participants will complete a half-binding with leather spine and corners and paper or cloth sides. 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.

In this course, working with a paring knife, you will be taught how to prepare leather for use in covering books. This will include tool preparation, paring techniques, how to trim the leather accurately and how to attach the boards and the paper cover. All materials will be supplied.

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