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TUTOR: Isabelle Ting McGowan
TIME: 9.30am - 3pm
COST: Member $130, Non - member $165

Some bookbinding experienced preferred. If uncertain, please contact us to discuss on:

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 information: 

This course focus on gorgeous spine work with multiple sections sewing at intermediate level. This is a complex and very beautiful stitch that is sewn onto tapes and the book.

Whether you choose to keep your design traditional or interpret the technique with a more modern twist, you will learn a wealth of powerful and fun decorative possibilities to add to your binding repertoire.

Course content: 

This course will look at sewing across the spine onto tape support. This binding offer challenges and inspiration for students at every level. 

By the end of this course you should be able to: 
- make decorative sewing a part of your binding expression 
- add visual drama to your one-of-a-kind books by incorporating the actual sewing of a book as part of its decoration. 
- Incorporate the use of ribbons and leather tapes into your books

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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