Level 2 - Next class in 2020

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ORPHEUS - Bookbinding with Leather
Tutor: Isabelle Ting McGowan
Date: Saturday & Sunday Next class in 2020
Time: 9.30am – 4pm
Price: Members $280, Non-members $315

Suitability:
You must have completed our Level 1 or equivalent.

Other Information:
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.

Course description:
This course teaches the rudiments of making books by hand and prepares you for working with leather. It will provide you with all the techniques needed for refining these skills.

Course content
You will be taught to use a variety of traditional tools and materials and how to apply them to the construction of your book. By the end of this class, you will learn skills fundamental to sewing a hard cover book with tapes, finished with a leather spine and corners. Time permitting, you will learn the basic of creating a simple design on your book cover using Blind tooling technique.

Learning outcome:
By the end of this course you should be able to:
• Section sewing on tapes to make a book block
• Rounding and backing your book block
• Be introduced to leather paring, then covering your book with leather in quarter bound style (with corners) and casing in.
• Create raised bands
• Blind tooling and finishing techniques

Materials:
All materials and tools are supplied at the Bindery
For those who would like to work with an alternative material to leather, Good quality Library Buckhram and/or Vegan leather shall be provided.
Materials:
All materials and tools are supplied at the Bindery

Other Information:
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied. There will be tea breaks and lunch which you are welcome to bring with you or there are cafes and markets nearby.
Please wear closed in shoes.

Workshop written and delivered by Isabelle Ting McGowan for the NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders © 2018 Isabelle Ting McGowan. All rights reserved.

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