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Level 3: AUGUSTUS - Tight-Back Binding - 2023

$50.00 - $750.00 Coming soon

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Master a 19th Century 'Tight back' Binding, covered in full leather in this advance class.

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 be taught a series of progressive steps that are designed to provide good working knowledge of traditional binding, materials and techniques.

Over two days you will learn how to make:
Complete your Bookbinding Journey with a full leather binding with marbled end papers. Finish the book with Blind and Gold foil tooling.

• Focus on techniques known as rounding and backing
• Sew a multi-sectioned book on cords with a sewing frame
• Create raised bands
• Work with a leather paring knife
• Be introduced to Blind and Gold foil tooling

Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm

All materials and tools are supplied at the Bindery.
Bottled water, Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided free for you to help yourself throughout the day.

Please note: This is a technical workshop: Only those who have completed Level 2 course or already have some experience of Bookbinding. If uncertain, please contact us to discuss on: hello@owlandlion.com

You must have completed our Bookbinding course for Beginners, Level 1 and 2 Courses. Email us if you have other Bookbinding experience hello@owlandlion.com


Holding deposit confirms your place and are non-refundable. Should you change your mind, it is transferable within 12 months onto another course or in credit for materials and tools. You will receive an invoice for the rest of the amount owing 2 weeks before the commencement of class.

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