Suitable for complete beginners and those with experience working with paper or needlework, this workshop is an introduction to the art of bookbinding.
During the workshop we will work together through each stage of the process of "case binding”, starting by cutting down sheets of paper to make sections for the book. We will then stitch the sections together to make the text block, after a break for lunch we will make the cover for the book and put the whole thing together. You will then be able to take your book home but it must be placed under weight overnight, to allow the glue to dry and create strong joints (a stack of books, flat iron, or a brick all work well, or a flower press). Emily will explain this fully at the workshop.
Tutor: Emily Northen
Date & Time: Weds 31st July, 10am - 4pm
Venue: Bingham Studio, New Brewery Arts
What you will need:
All materials will be provided, however if you have any decorative papers that you may like to use for end papers, please bring them. We will be working with glue so you may wish to bring an apron, and a notebook if you want to make notes.
All abilities welcome