After a hugely exciting and productive day of marbling and book making in April we are delighted to be able to fit another day in the calendar.
We will return to Stapleford Granary where we found the room is just perfect for us - running water, drying racks and high benches for comfortable binding! Kate will share her wealth of knowledge and experience during the morning when you will be able to design and produce your own 'marbles' and we will take some of that paper and have it dried, ready for you to produce a beautiful and versatile book structure in the afternoon. All materials and equipment will be available and to give you an idea of productivity, people made 20+ fabulous prints with plans for use - framed pictures and picture mounts, wrapping paper, book covering, card-making, boxes, lampshades and more .
I'm delighted to introduce this class which will be run by Doug Mitchell, recently of The British Library and one of my early teachers. Doug will cover
Making Cores, flat and round
Sewing a Primary Headband
Secondary Headband sewing with colours
Western style two colour primary headband with back and front beads
Islamic headband (primary and secondary sewing)
Shortly after registration you will receive an email with further information on the preparation required for the class.
Take your bookbinding a step further and learn to do a full leather binding. You can make your own book block in advance or work with one of our pre-made blocks. We will pare the leather and complete the case binding in the day to include simple cover decoration or titling.
During this one day class we use a mixture of demonstration and practice to ensure that you finish the day with a completed quarter leather raised bands book. A stunning book and skills that you can transfer home if you wish.
The historic and beautiful 'coptic' binding is a very popular class.
The binding allows the book to lie perfectly flat and also to open to 360 degrees, making it popular amongst other things as a journal, travel book or artist sketch book. Also, the exposed spine stitching has enormous visual appeal.During the day you will learn how to prepare the pages for binding as well as decide on your own personal decorative style for board covering before getting to grips with the stitching. You will also have creative input on the appearance of the spine itself.Suitable for beginners.
"In bookbinding, a dos-à-dos binding (from the French meaning "back-to-back") is a binding structure in which two separate books are bound together such that the fore edge of one is adjacent to the spine of the other, with a shared lower board between them serving as the back cover of both. When shelved, the spine of the book to the right faces outward, while the spine of the book to the left faces the back of the shelf; the text of both works runs head-to-tail." (Straight from Wikipedia!)
Make your own hard-backed notebook and emboss it with a title or your name. A thrilling achievement in a day and a great gift if you can bear to put someone else's name on it! Combine this with the raised bands class and/or a slipcase or solander box class for a truly special project. This could even be the beginning of your journey into leather bindings (see March 24).
We work on a standard size of 120mm x 165mm and 200 pages so that all projects are uniform and can mix'n'match.
Please keep this date free! We will be launching a new book/album style here with info and photos soon.
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