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Level 1B: Flat-Back Case Binding / Print Journal - Online 8th May 2022 (6 - 8.30pm)

$40.00 - $180.00

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This class teaches you to make a Writers or Artist Journal in traditional round-back case binding technique. The case binding is a way of making books whereby the cover (the case) is made separately from the text block and then attached to it.

Our workshop is designed for you to bind the book, following along with Isabelle, while being able to ask questions and participate in discussions along the way. Learn the techniques but also tips, tricks and anything else you want to know.

You will bind step-by-step an A5 book with a flat-back spine, hardcover, covered in full book cloth, finished with a vintage style decorative paper or marbled paper for end papers.

• This course is for anyone with an interest in hand binding. It is a very thorough course providing essential skills that will take you through your whole binding journey.
• A great refresher course for those who have learnt binding elsewhere or wish to pursue bookbinding again after a break.
• Traditional book structures are explored, using materials that will endure over time.
• You will get to use a variety of tools and materials, and learn how to apply them to the sewing and construction of your book.

Date: 8th May 2022
Time: 6 - 8.30pm

Materials in your Bookbinding Kit (choose from marbled or vintage paper):
Linen Thread
Book cloth
Book board
Decorative paper

Tools you will need:
Awl ( handy)
PVA Glue
Paper knife
Board Knife
Waste paper for gluing

A full materials pack couriered out to you, free post. (no tools except needles)
Closing date for booking for those requiring materials delivery in the Sydney Metro areas is 4 days before class commences.

Should you choose to gather your own tools and materials, please ensure that all tools and materials are on hand within easy reach during the workshop. You will be expected to have everything on the list, or improvised at your own responsibility.

This workshop booking is for one person only. Additional participants must book in individually, regardless of household arrangement or age.

This is a technical workshop. The workshop requires a certain level of capability and confidence in using sharp instruments and being able to follow verbal instructions is expected.

No refunds for Online workshops once commenced. A Zoom link shall be sent out to you a few days before. We shall start gathering students 10 minutes before the workshop. Lateness shall not be accommodated.

Workshop written and delivered by Isabelle McGowan © 2020 Isabelle McGowan. All rights reserved.