Tuesday 25 September 2012

Creative Bookmaking Workshops

Sandi Sexton is a talented artist and she's running workshops so you can learn to make your own books. Highly recommended.

Workshops Dates and Timetable:
Thursday Mornings 10.30am - 12.30pm
September 27, October 4, 11 & 18th

Friday Evenings 6.00 - 8.00pm
September 28, October 5, 12 & 19th

Week 1. Case Bound Notebook In this workshop the basic book binding techniques will be covered.
Folding paper, sewing sections of paper together, coverering boards with bookcloth and pasting book
block into covers.

Week 2. Chain Stitch Book Hard Cover Notebook with exposed spine. This book has two boards covered in bookcloth and the sections of paper will be stitched onto the boards using a chain stitch style binding.

Week 3. Combination Book A hard cover with concertina spine and pamphlet stitch. The book in this workshop will be made using a combination of techniques. Boards covered in bookcloth, paper folded into a concertina for the book spine, paper folded into sections and sew nonto concertina spine
using a pamphlet stich. When the book is open it resembles a star shape.

Week 4. Long Stitch A soft covered leather notebook with an exposed spine. No pasting used with this technique. Paper folded and placed into sections and stitched onto a soft leather. The stitching is exposed on the spine.

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