Level 3 - Augustus - 30th & 31st May 2020 (Waitlist)

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MASTERCLASS - TRADITIONAL FINE BINDING
TUTOR: Isabelle McGowan
DATE: Saturday & Sunday 30th & 31st May 2020
TIME: 9.30 a.m. – 4.00pm.
COST: Members $300, Non-members $335

Suitability:
Only those who have completed Level 1 and 2 or equivalent. If uncertain, please contact us to discuss on: workshops@nswbookbinders.org

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 is an intensive workshop, which will teach Fine Binding techniques, including preparing a book for the application of a full piece of leather to the cover. You will make a bound book through a series of progressive steps that are designed to provide good working knowledge of traditional binding, materials and techniques.

Course content:
Participants will complete a full leather binding with decorative end papers. You will focus on techniques known as rounding and backing, as well as sewing a multi-sectioned book on tapes. This style has the same basic structure as most Western books produced from the 1400s up until the start of mass-produced cased books. You will also be introduced to simple blind and gold tooling.

Learning outcome:
By the end of this course you should be able to:
• work with a paring knife
• be taught how to prepare leather for use in covering books
• how to trim the leather accurately
• how to attach the boards and the paper cover
• be introduced to simple gold and blind tooling

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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