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The historic and beautiful 'coptic' binding is a very popular class.
The binding allows the book to lie perfectly flat and also to open to 360 degrees, making it popular amongst other things as a journal, travel book or artist sketch book. Also, the exposed spine stitching has enormous visual appeal.During the day you will learn how to prepare the pages for binding as well as decide on your own personal decorative style for board covering before getting to grips with the stitching. You will also have creative input on the appearance of the spine itself.Suitable for beginners.
Take your bookbinding a step further and learn to do a full leather binding. You can make your own book block in advance or work with one of our pre-made blocks. We will pare the leather and complete the case binding in the day to include simple cover decoration or titling. There will be an extra £10 charge for leather on this class. New photos to follow!
This workshop, booking through Eventbrite, is being hosted by printmaker Sue Jones at her lovely new studio just outside Saffron Walden.
Most classes teach techniques for binding a number of signatures into a book but of course there is often the need to bind single pages too, particularly amongst artists and printmakers.
During this one-day class you will learn how to prepare and make a ‘loop’ binding. The chief value of this binding is that it hold single pages in a traditional book format. It lies flat when open and is a beautiful structure in which to present prints, photographs or other flatwork. It is also popular as a journal, travel book or artist sketchbook. It is a structure which can be made at home with minimal equipment, and makes a fabulous gift. Once you've done this class it will be possible to bind anything 2-dimentional into a book form - tiles, slates, sheets of perspex or balsa wood; even paper!
Suitable for beginners.
Details on the structure we will be working on will be available shortly.
This one-day workshop, booking through Eventbrite, is hosted by artist and printmaker, Sue Jones, at her lovely new studio just outside Saffron Walden.
During the workshop you will learn how to make a Coptic book. This historic binding uses decorative boards and has exposed sewing at the spine. The book lies flat when open and is popular amongst other things as a journal, travel book or artist sketchbook. It can be made at home with minimal equipment, and makes a fabulous gift.
Traditional variations on this book and samples will be available to examine and photograph.
Make your own hard-backed Journal, Album or Sketchbook (typically about 21cm square but you can specify your own size) and emboss it with a title or your name. A thrilling achievement in a day and a great gift if you can bear to put someone else's name on it! Combine this with the raised bands class and/or a box-making class for a truly special project.
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