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Caterpeloise - 30th July 2019

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TUTOR: Isabelle Ting McGowan
DATE: Tuesday 30th July 2019
TIME: 10am - 2pm
COST: Members $65, non Members $100

Only those who have completed Level 1. If uncertain, please contact us to discuss on: workshops@nswbookbinders.org

Other Information:
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.

Course description:
The caterpillar stitch has become one of the most intriguing of all the exposed sewing techniques. It was originally developed by Betsy Palmer Eldridge and is recognized on the cover of Keith Smith’s book, Non Adhesive Binding, Volume III.
The sewing pattern which travels across the spine, begins on the cover with the antennae and head of the caterpillar and continues across the folds, sewing the signatures as you proceed onto the back cover.

Course Content:
In this workshop you will sew three “caterpillars” onto a soft cover book with multiple signatures. Some sewing experience is recommended for this class.

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.
Please wear closed in shoes.

Workshop written and delivered by Isabelle Ting McGowan for the NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders © 2018 Isabelle Ting McGowan. All rights reserved.