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Drum-leaf Binding

$160.00 - $200.00 Coming soon

Tutor: Monica Oppen
Date: TBA (this course will run once a year)
Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Cost: Members $160 Non-members $200

Suitable for beginners

If you are interested in this course contact us on [email protected]
We will put your name of the pre-booking class list and contact you when bookings open.

The drum-leaf binding is a binding that has been developed by American artist Timothy Ely. It is a binding perfectly suited to artists who wish to bind images into a book but do not want to have stitching breaking through the centre of their work. The codex structure is maintained but images don't have to be split to achieve the correct page sequence.

It is a binding without stitching held together completely with adhesive. The nature of the binding allows gate folds and other folding variations without the actual binding becoming more difficult.

In this class you will make two books. Two different ways of completing the cover will learned. You can bring your own printed papers, artworks to make into a book or you can make a blank books to be kept as sample bindings or to be filled in at a later date.

All materials are supplied and included in the workshop fee. Bring your usual tools but spare tools are available at the bindery. For this class you can also bring your printed sheets.

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.

Other Information:
The bindery will be open by 9am. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied. There will be a lunch break of 30 minutes. It is recommended that you bring your lunch.There is a fully equipped kitchen adjacent to the bindery. Shops and cafes are not close.