ORPHEUS - Beginners Bookbinding with Leather - 17th June 2018
ORPHEUS - Beginners Bookbinding with Leather
Tutor: Isabelle Ting McGowan
Date: Sunday 17th June 2018
Time: 9.30am – 4pm
Price: Members $130, Non-members $150
You must have completed our Bookbinding course for beginners or equivalent.
The case binding is a way of making books whereby the cover (the case) is made separately from the text block and then attached to it. This course teaches the rudiments of making books by hand and prepares you for working with leather. It will provide you with all the techniques needed for refining these skills.
You will be taught to use a variety of tools and materials and how to apply them to the construction of your book. By the end of this class, you will learn skills fundamental to binding a hard cover book with leather.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
• Section sewing on tapes to make a book block
• Rounding and backing your book block
• Be introduced to leather paring, then covering your book with leather in quarter bound style (with corners) and casing in.
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.