NEW! Secret Belgian Binding and Slipcase
TUTOR: Jean Riley
DATE: Saturday 22nd May, 2021
TIME: 9.30am — 4.00p.m.
COST: Members $150; Non-members $180
Limited to 8 participants
A great follow on for beginners, also suitable for all those wanting to explore other bindings.
The Secret Belgian Binding, created in the mid 1980’s by Belgian bookbinder Anne Goy, is a method of bookbinding that uses a primary sewing resulting in a distinct thread pattern that covers boards, which is extremely sturdy and allows the book to open flat.
Unusually, the book cover is made first with an attractive sewing that, after being covered with decorative paper, joins the front and back covers and the spine into one piece. Thread is used to match or contrast with the cover paper. When the cover is completed the text will be added by sewing the text to the cover in a semi traditional stitch. Images of a range of alternative sewings will be made available. A slip case will be completed to house and protect the book.
This workshop will introduce participants to a new style of binding that was conceived when the creator tried to incorporate ancient and traditional methods of bookbinding in to one book.
All materials are supplied and included in the workshop fee. Bring your usual tools but spare tools are available at the bindery. Full binding instructions with images will be made available.
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.
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.