Book Repair Clinic with John Turner
TUTOR: John Turner
DATE: Sunday 30th May 2021
TIME: 9.30am – 4.30pm
COST: Members $150; Non-members $185
Maximum of 8 participants.
Suitable for Beginners.
This workshop follows the format set in previous repair clinics. In the morning session, the tutor will demonstrate various techniques, while in the afternoon, participants will be able to work on their books under the tutor's guidance.
There will be demonstrations of basic paper, cloth and leather repairs. The tutor will also show some techniques, tips and tricks not covered in previous clinics. These include how to blend and tone new materials, using pastels and other mediums, so that new repairs are as unobtrusive as possible. The aim is the 'invisible' repair!
Participants should bring just their standard 'small tools', and some books to work on in the afternoon, though there will be items available to work on for those who don't bring their own. A small 'boot' knife (i.e. not a snap off or box cutter), or an old kitchen knife, is a useful addition to a repairer's toolbox.
There are repair tissue papers available for sale at the bindery at a very reasonable cost.
Good eye/hand coordination and good dexterity are necessary for this course as sharp knives are used in the cutting of board and paper.
You will be shown correct procedure in the use of these tools but good co-ordination will assure accurate cutting and prevention of injury.
Closed in shoes MUST be worn at all times.
The bindery will be open by 9am. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied. You may bring your own cup. There will be a lunch break of 30 minutes. It is recommended that you bring your lunch and there is a fully equipped kitchen in the building. There are cafes nearby but it is a bit of walk to them.
Benches will be cleaned down prior to the class. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. The bindery has enough space for sufficient work space for each participant. Masks are available for any participant wanting one. There is sanitiser.