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Level 4 - TIBERIUS - 29th February & 1st March 2020


TUTOR: Isabelle McGowan
DATES: 29th February & 1st March 2020
TIME: 9.30am – 4.30pm
COST: $350

Only those who have completed Level 3 course or already have a good understanding of Fine Binding. If uncertain, please contact us to discuss on: workshops@nswbookbinders.org

Other Information:
Good eye/hand coordination and good dexterity are necessary for this course as sharp knives are used in the cutting of board and paper.
You will be shown correct procedure in the use of these tools but good co-ordination will assure accurate cutting and prevention of injury.
Closed in shoes MUST be worn at all times.

Course description:
This intensive workshop for those who have completed Level 3 Bookbindig and is looking to expand on those skills and add to their Fine Binding repertoire.

Course content:
You will complete a full leather binding with decorative end papers as taught in Level 3. In addition you will learn how to sew your own headbands, cover your book with luxurious Morocco goat skin and be introduced preparation for gold tooling.

Learning outcome:
By the end of this course you should be able to complete a Fine binding with:
• hand sewn headbands
• pare and cover using Morocco goat skin
• Be introduced to gold tooling on the cover and spine

All materials and tools are supplied at the Bindery


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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