The bookbinding course is targeted towards beginners and anyone who wishes to do traditional handbinding - no previous experience necessary.The participants will learn how to make a simple open spine book, mastering the stitching technique. They will then have a choice of making a 'stab-stitch' or a 'accordion' book type. Lastly they will learn how to make a traditional 'closed-spine' book. They will also be taught how to make a 'slip-cover' for any of the books that they completed during the week. During the course they will also learn about the different terminologies and apparatus used in bookbinding. Bookbinding materials are not readily available, therefore we will focus on alternative materials during this course.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
6 sheets Canson or Focol paper, 4 neutral colours and 2 in any other colour (A2 size 120 g)
1 sheet Fabriano, (200 g or more a full sheet)
10 sheets newsprint
Two 30 cm metal rulers
A2 'cutting mat' (optional)
Bone Folder (optional)
1 m ribbon (15 mm wide) any colour
30 cm ribbon (+/- 5 mm wide) any colour
Any colour fabric (cotton or linen) +/- 60 x 60 cm
The rest will be supplied by the lecturer.
FACILITATOR 2012 : Helene van Aswegen