Level 1C: Half-Leather Case Binding - Online Sunday 4th December 2022 (9.30 - 11.30am)
$70.00 - $250.00 Coming soon
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 rounded-back spine, hardcover, half-leather spine, covered in a vintage style Dutch decorative paper, finished with half leather spine.
• 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: 13th November 2022
Time: 9.30 - 11.30am
Materials in your Bookbinding Kit (choose from marbled or vintage paper):
Tools you will need:
Awl ( handy)
Waste paper for gluing
Scalpel and blade
Optional (not included):
Paper paring knife
Closing date for booking:
You can pick up a kit from the bindery up to 48 hours before class commences.
For those who want a kit sent to them, please note you need to book at least 5 days before class commences.
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.
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