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Wunderkammer - Wild Binding! - 12th May 2021


Image of Wunderkammer - Wild Binding! - 12th May 2021
  • Image of Wunderkammer - Wild Binding! - 12th May 2021

Take a walk on the wild side with this fun and resourceful class of bindings in miniature - all under 3 inches! We will have a play with lots of different 'wild' leathers to work with - goanna, cane toad, emu, ostrich, eel, to name a few and bind them with a 'Quick leather binding technique' developed by Master Bookbinder Isabelle McGowan. Go home with a little library of mini books cased in a specially made box!

Over one intensive day you will learn how to make:
i) 3 variations of a Bradel style Bookbinding technique in miniature, using different leathers and decorative papers

ii) A keepsake slipcase box to house all the little books in

• You will get to use a variety of leathers and learn how to apply them to the construction of a miniature book.

Date: 12th May 2021
Time: 10am - 3pm

All materials and tools are supplied at the Bindery, along with self-serve tea, coffee and biscuits. Lunch - toasted sandwiches can be pre-ordered.

Please note: 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.

Workshop written and delivered by Isabelle Ting McGowan © 2018 Isabelle Ting McGowan. All rights reserved.