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Orpheus & Eurydice - Sewn-board Binding - 17th April 2021

$50.00 - $300.00

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Two variations of the Sewn-board Binding

Continuing from our Introduction or General Level 1 Course:
Bind two Essential Books in one day - two variations of a sewn board binding.

The sewn board binding is a way of making books whereby the cover is sewn in with the text block, the book is the covered with beautiful bookcloth and decorative paper one in the traditional way and the second using a 'drummed' technique.
This course is designed to provide a good working knowledge of materials and techniques for a novice or beginner binder.

You will develop skills in both the production and design of handmade books enabling you to go onto more complex and experimental bindings.

Over one intensive day you will learn how to make:
i) Two variations of Sewn-board Binding covered with a cloth spine and beautiful marbled paper.

• 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: 17th April 2021
Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm

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.

This is a technical workshop. Only those who have completed Beginners course or already have some experience of Bookbinding. If uncertain, please contact us to discuss on: 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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