VINCENT - Dutch Millimetre Binding


TUTOR: Isabelle Ting McGowan
DATES: Private Booking ONLY
TIME: 9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. (2 days workshop)
COST: $400
Class size: Maximum 4 students

Ideal for:
Only those who have completed a Beginners and Intermediate course.

Course description:
This is an intensive course which will teach Fine Binding techniques - preparing a book for the application of half leather - leather spine and decorated paper cover. You will make a bound book through a series of progressive steps, designed to provide a good working knowledge of traditional bookbinding materials and techniques.

Course content:
You will focus on techniques known as rounding and backing, sewing a multi-sectioned book, end papers construction, , edge trimming, making a hollow for the spine, how to pleat corners and set joints lining.

This course will demonstrate leather working with a paring knife you will be taught to prepare your leather for covering - this includes tool preparation and paring techniques, how to trim the leather accurately, attach the boards and cover paper.

Learning outcome:
By the end of this course you should be able to:
• select and use appropriate materials
• sew a multi-sectioned binding with hemp cords
• round and back a spine
• pare leather accurately
• make a complete half leather fine Binding from start to finish

All materials and tools are supplied at the Bindery

Other Information:
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied. There will be tea breaks and lunch which you are welcome to bring with you or there are cafes and markets nearby.

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