AUGUSTUS - 17th & 18th November 2018
MASTERCLASS - TRADITIONAL FINE BINDING
TUTOR: Isabelle Ting McGowan
DATE: Saturday & Sunday 17th & 18th November 2018
TIME: 9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
COST: Members $230, Non-members $250
Only those who have completed a Beginners and Intermediate course. If uncertain, please contact us to discuss on: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 make a bound book through a series of progressive steps that are designed to provide good working knowledge of traditional binding, materials and techniques.
Participants will complete a full leather binding with decorative end papers. You will focus on techniques known as rounding and backing, as well as sewing a multi-sectioned book on tapes. This style has the same basic structure as most Western books produced from the 1400s up until the start of mass-produced cased books. You will also be introduced to simple blind and gold tooling.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
• work with a paring knife
• be taught how to prepare leather for use in covering books
• how to trim the leather accurately
• how to attach the boards and the paper cover
• be introduced to simple gold and blind tooling
All materials and tools are supplied at the Bindery
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.