BOOK REPAIR for the home library (Members only SPECIAL!)
TUTOR: Michael Mathew
DATES: Saturday 18th April 2020
TIME: 10.00am – 4.30pm
COST: Members $95
Basic bookbinding knowledge necessary. This is a MEMBERS ONLY course. If you know you must do this course please purchase membership.
This workshop is intended to give participants a basic introduction to repairing old books. It is not a conservation or restoration course, but focusses on making much loved and used everyday books usable and readable again. Removing Sellotape, removing bookplates (etc.) will be covered as well as repairing tears and damage edges of papers and boards, tipping in pages, replacing endpapers in situ, fitting hinges and replacing spines in situ.
The tutor will demonstrate techniques including:
* Removing sellotape i.e. sticky tape and other add ins
* Repairing damaged boards
* Use of Japanese paper for repairs and rejoining components
* Repairing and rebuilding damaged spines
The tutor, NSW Guild life member Michael Mathew, has done such repairs for over 30 years and will present his methods with participants using them on specified work pieces they will need to provide. Michael now lives in Melbourne. This is a once off opportunity to benefit from Michael's years of book repair practise.
A list will be sent to those who enrol. Course notes will be provided.
Participants may bring along their own usual small tools, and books to work on, but both tools and books will be provided to those without.
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. There will be a lunch break of 30 minutes. There is a fully equipped kitchen adjacent to the bindery if you wish to bring your lunch, but otherwise there are cafes and markets nearby.