Beginners Bookbinding 1 - Pamplet Booklets
TUTOR: Isabelle Ting McGowan
DATES: Tuesday 26th March 2019
TIME: 9.30 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
This is an INTRODUCTORY COURSE in three parts. Should you prefer to complete all three Beginner's courses in one weekend, go to
Learn how to make beautiful handmade books for either your own personal use as a journal, sketch-book or notebook; or give them as a much appreciated gift to a loved one. A perfect and unique present at any time of the year. The aim of this course is to familiarise you with the necessary knowledge and skills to start you on a journey to make your own books.
This course is designed to provide a good working knowledge of materials and techniques. You will develop skills in both the production and design of hand made books enabling you to go onto more complex and experimental bindings.
In this workshop you will complete at least 2-3 single section booklets, finished with hard cover and decorative paper
- learn skills fundamental to hand bookbinding and be able to repeat and practice all the skills learned.
- use a variety of tools and materials and how to apply them to the sewing and construction of your book.
- learn grain direction, paper cutting, sewing sections and covering, select and use appropriate materials
Please wear closed in shoes.
Please note, the workshop requires good hand-eye co-ordination, fine motor skills and cutting with sharp knife, students must have capability and confidence with this. You should be able to follow verbal instructions and health and safety information. Have basic numeracy to do accurate measurements and calculations.