Making Bookcloth with Petra Weber **NEW CLASS April 2021
DATE: Saturday 20th February 2021
DATE: Saturday 17th April 2021
TUTOR: Petra Weber
TIME: 9.30am – 4.00pm
COST: Members $150, Non-members $180
Suitable for all levels
Class size limited to 6 students only. This will allow ample working space for each student. Book early to avoid disappointment!
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. 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.
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.