Bookbinding for Beginners - Saturday 13th June 2020
A chance to start your Bookbinding Journey, in the heart of Sydney Inner West.
Learn from Master Bookbinder Isabelle McGowan who have taught in Europe for over 15 years.
Bind five books in one weekend - four different Bookbinding techniques and learn how to construct a handmade box.
One of the best course aimed at absolute Beginners level, designed for everyone. The aim of this course is to familiarise you with the necessary knowledge and skills to start you on a journey to make your own books.
This course is designed to provide a good working knowledge of materials and techniques. You will develop skills in both the production and design of handmade books enabling you to go onto more complex and experimental bindings.
Traditional book structures are explored, using materials that will endure over time.
Over one intensive day you will learn how to make:
i) A single section pamphlet book, finished with hard cover and decorative paper
ii) A Japanese Stab Binding in full book cloth, lined with decorative paper
iii) A Venetian Journal covered in full leather with decorative stitching and a leather tie
iv) A Turkish fold book
v) A beautiful keepsake box covered in decorative paper to bring home all your beautiful creations
• Learn skills fundamental to hand bookbinding and be able to repeat and practice at home.
• Use a variety of tools and materials and how to apply them to the sewing and construction of your book.
• Learn grain direction, paper cutting, sewing sections and covering, select and use appropriate materials
Saturday 13th of June
Time: 9.30am -4.30pm
All materials and tools are supplied at the Bindery, along with self-serve tea, coffee and biscuits.
Please note, the workshop requires good hand-eye co-ordination, fine motor skills and cutting with sharp knife, students must have capability and confidence with this. You should be able to follow verbal instructions and health and safety information. Have basic numeracy to do accurate measurements and calculations.
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