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Exploring Endpapers

$160.00 - $200.00 Sold out

Tutor: Ted Chapman
Date: Saturday 15th June 2024
Time: 9.30am –4.00pm
Cost: Members $160.00, Non-members $200.00

Suitable for students who have completed a beginners course and wish to become familiar with crucial aspects of bindings.

If you are interested in this course contact us on [email protected]
We will put your name of the pre-booking class list and contact you when bookings open.

Endpapers are a crucial component of a book's binding. Although we think of the binding as the cover, the endpapers are also part of the binder's remit. Endpapers can be highly decorative and very beautiful or simply plain but more importantly they have a functional role, forming the connection between the book block and the cover.

Traditionally the binding selected by the binder for a bookblock was contingent on its size and what use it would have. Library books and account ledgers received solid, durable bindings, stationary books were often light with flexible, soft covers, special commissions received luxury bindings in leather. All these different bindings had different endpaper structures.

In this course you will make 9 different endpaper structures and learn which structures are appropriate for which bindings.

This class was originally part of the NSW TAFE Book Restoration Course. It was taught be Ted Chapman at the TAFE and we are thrilled that he will teach it again here are the Guild.

All materials are supplied and included in the workshop fee. Bring your usual tools but spare tools are available at the bindery. For this class you can also bring your printed sheets.

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.

Other Information:
The bindery will be open by 9am. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied. There will be a lunch break of 30 minutes. It is recommended that you bring your lunch.There is a fully equipped kitchen adjacent to the bindery. Shops and cafes are not close.