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Level 2: Flat Back Case Binding JULY class

$290.00 - $320.00

TUTORS: Avril Makula & Monica Oppen
DATES: Saturday & Sunday, 20th & 21st July
TIME: 9.30am – 4.00pm
COST: Members $290; Non-members $320

Next courses: 24th & 25th August, 26th & 27th October

Maximum 6 students.

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.

Suitability: Some basic previous bookbinding experience recommended

Course information:
This course, the Flat Back Case Binding builds on our Fundamentals course. This flat back case binding has its roots in the German binding tradition.
The alchemy of bookbinding begins with sewing the bookblock. So we will be focusing on sewing. Using two different sewing styles we will sew two bookblocks, one with a book cloth cover, the other with a decorated paper cover. A choice of covering book cloth and papers will be available.
If time permits we will also be making a soft edged slipcase.

Course content:
The tutor will demonstrate various techniques, including:
• gluing out
• accurate measuring and cutting of card, paper etc.
• bookblock sewing
• use of the board cutter
• use of the guillotine

The importance of paper grain will be revised.

Binding materials will be provided. You may bring your own usual small tool kit. However the bindery has a full range of tools and take home tool kits will also be available for sale.

Tools will be provided. The bindery is full equipped. However students can bring their own tools.

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.
Please wear closed in shoes.

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.