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AUGUSTUS - 17th & 18th November 2018


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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: workshops@nswbookbinders.org

Course description:
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.

Course content:
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.

Learning outcome:
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

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.