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Hardcover bookbinding with Gillian Stewart
April 15th 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm£95
In this workshop you’ll make two handbound books using traditional bookbinding methods and materials – one single section and one multiple section book. Each open completely flat and will be bound in a unique hardcover.
The day will cover:
Hand sewing a text block
Preparing pages for sewing
Attaching end papers, spine linings and endbands
How to make a hard cover that fits any book
Handling bookcloth, marbled paper, linen thread and adhesives
When to use each type of binding
’Casing in’ a book block
The cost includes use of all professional tools and materials, including an selection of carefully selected bookcloths and hand marbled papers. Everyone will leave with two unique books to take away, and the instructions and skills to make more at home.
Knowing how to make a hardcover book is a very useful skill – ideal for writers, artists, designers, crafters and those who like to give a special gift. Gillian will show you the methods that will let you make more at home without heavy and expensive equipment.
Suitable for beginners who are good with their hands, as well as those with some experience. This is perfect for booklovers, artists and writers looking to learn a rich and versatile craft.
There will be refreshments to keep you going throughout the day, as well as a lunch break, so please let Gillian know at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements.