Book Repair for the Home Library
TUTOR: Ted Chapman
DATES: TBA (Feb 2023)
TIME: 9.30 – 4.00
COST: Members $95.00; Non-members $120.00
Class bookings now open.
Basic bookbinding knowledge necessary.
This workshop is intended to give participants a basic introduction to repairing old books. It is not a conservation or restoration course, but focusses on making much loved and used everyday books usable and readable again. Removing Sellotape, removing bookplates (etc.) will be covered as well as repairing tears and damage edges of papers and boards, tipping in pages, replacing endpapers in situ, fitting hinges and replacing spines in situ.
The tutor will demonstrate techniques including:
* Removing sellotape i.e. sticky tape and other add ins
* Repairing damaged boards
* Use of Japanese paper for repairs and rejoining components
* Repairing and rebuilding damaged spines
About the tutor:
The tutor, Ted Chapman, is a third generation bookbinder. As well as working in the industry for many years, he has run his own business and taught bookbinding at TAFE. He is a long term member of the Guild and our most highly skilled tutor.
A list will be sent to those who enrol. Course notes will be provided.
Participants may bring along their own usual small tools, and books to work on, but both tools and books will be provided to those without.
Good eye/hand coordination and good dexterity are necessary for this course as sharp knives are used in the cutting of board and paper.
You will be shown correct procedure in the use of these tools but good co-ordination will assure accurate cutting and prevention of injury.
Closed in shoes MUST be worn at all times.
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.