SOLANDER BOX and OTHER PROTECTIVE BOXES
TUTOR: Jean Riley
DATE: 24th April 2021
TIME: 9.30am – 4.30 pm
COST: Member $150 Non-member $180
Suitable for all levels of experience
Limited to 8 participants
Handmade books are entitled to, in fact need, suitable protective covers to extend their life.
In this workshop you will be introduced to six different protective covers:
* solander box;
* slip cover or chemise for round or square backed books;
* cruciform box for square case binding;
* cruciform box for books with round spine;
* a simple folded box for miniature books that can be made from greeting cards
* a simple folded book protector made from card stock.
This workshop, therefore, will introduce participants to a variety of boxes and other covers that will ensure that your precious handmade books avoid damage and retain their newness for much longer than usual. The day will start with making the Solander Box, which will take most of the lesson. However, during the day the making of the several other boxes will be demonstrated and instructions given. There should be time for you to construct one or two of the other boxes.
Materials for the solander box, and one or two other boxes, will be supplied and included in the workshop fee.
Please bring your usual tools although spare tools are available at the workshop.
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.