Making Bookcloth with Petra Weber
TUTOR: Petra Weber
DATE: Saturday 16th July 2022
TIME: 10.00am – 4.00pm
COST: Members $150 Non-members $180
Suitable for all levels
Bookings open in June.
Class size limited to 6 students only. This will allow ample working space for each student. Book early to avoid disappointment! If you are interested please contact us and your name will be placed on the waitlist.
About this class:
It’s rewarding making your own books but even more exciting if you can cover them with your own bookcloth. The possibilities of colours, designs and textiles are amazing taking you way beyond the limits of commercially available bookcloth. Almost any cloth can be transformed into bookcloth.
In this class you will be taken through the process of backing cloth with rice paper making it useable for binding. You will spend the day making bookcloth which you will be able to later use to cover your books. You will be making backed cloth up to A3 size. The bindery will supply all materials but you are welcome to bring your own cloth samples.
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.
About the tutor:
Petra Weber has been involved in the arts for all her life. She is an artist, printmaker and bookbinder and over the recent years has focussed on mastering suminagashi and bookcloth making.