Bookbinding Workshop

Further information:
Bookmaking Workshop
Saturday 21st March 2015
Preseli Community Learning Centre

Make a complete book with hard covers and a stitched and covered spine, suitable for use as a sketchbook, notebook, diary or journal. Learn techniques for including storage pockets or envelopes, place markers and retaining ribbons for closure.
During this one day workshop participants will complete an A5 size book filled with drawing quality paper.

We will start the day with a short examination of various book structures, materials and tools.

Tools /Materials suggestion list

I will provide
pieces of thick greyboard for the covers
book cloth for the book spine
140gsm white acid free cartridge for the pages ( if you would prefer watercolour or another type of paper please contact me)

Please will you bring:

Essential tools- scissors- I use a big pair for cutting paper and a small pair for fiddly bits
a ruler – both for measuring and as a cutting edge
darning size needle
a paintbrush suitable for glueing

If you have one
a craft knife / stanley knife
board to cut on
a bradawl with a point and tools for making holes

wrapping papers for the book covers eg interesting paper bags, packaging, gift wrap, advertising flyers, pages from magazines..... etc

cords and ribbons
If you might like to add a 'tie' to close your book a ribbon piece approximately 1m in length and 1-2cm wide is required- I will bring a selection of ribbon but you might like to bring what you have.

embellishments eg lace, decorative pictures, fabric,beads, buttons, anything you think might be useful

If you would like to attend this workshop please book directly with

I will soon be publishing a list of other workshops that will take place at Nant-all sorts of techniques and fun-let me know if there is anything you would like especially on the list.

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