Category Archives: contemporary binding

Hinged Parchment Binding with tutor Barbara Schmelzer

The Hinged Parchment Binding is a full parchment binding using a combination of the classic German Parchment Binding and Edgard’s Polycarbonate Binding.

You will be dying and decorating your parchment, learn to sew the bookblock onto parchment tapes, round and line the spine and create hinges on the bookblock. The boards are prepared, covered and decorated separately from the bookblock. You will learn how to sand boards for bibliophile bindings, cover them with parchment, make the hinges on the boards, infill them and prepare and attach doublures.

Cost:         $650 (Material fee depending on usage of parchment, paper etc.)

Date:        April 18-22, 2020 (5 days/Saturday to Wednesday), 9.00am – 5.00 pm

Venue:     Unit 4/49-51 Mitchell Road, Brookvale, NSW 2100

A $150 deposit is due on enrolment with the remainder to be paid one month before course commencement.

Please enrol directly with: Barbara Schmelzer

phone:               02 9905 3117 or 0450 422 098

e-mail:                barbara@barbaraschmelzer.com.au

website:            www.barbaraschmelzer.com.au

Facebook:        Barbara Schmelzer

Section Sewing Saturday

All familiar with www. but for binders this Saturday it is sss. Section Sewing Saturday 14 September, 9.30am to 12.30pm, Rm 3, Hughes Community Centre.

The morning will start at 9.30. Many binding styles involve stitching, so your committee has designed a morning of hands-on activities around the topic of ‘Section Sewing’. Many questions arise when sewing sections and let’s see if they can all be answered. Experienced CCBG members have volunteered to share their knowledge by teaching this Saturday.

If you want to practice section sewing please bring along a text block. Suggest a text block of 7 sections. Alternative to a text block is to bring along paper and your bone folder to put together a text block to stitch. Come along only $5 which goes to cost of hiring room.

Last Drop-in Saturday for 2019

  • 9 November 2019

Drop-in Sat 11 Nov

Embossing
9.00 – 12.30, Room 3 Hughes Community Centre, Hughes, ACT.
Be shown and assisted in the technique of creating either raised or recessed relief images and designs in paper

Come along be with other binders and share and learn together.

Need assistance with your bookbinding project, there will be help on hand.

 

Only $5, towards hiring the room.
Everyone welcome.
Drop-in Saturday dates 2019
  9 March
11 May
13 July
14 Sept
  9 Nov

Drop-in Saturday 14 July

New in 2018
Drop-in Saturday 14 July
9.00 – 12.30, Room 3 Hughes Community Centre, Hughes, ACT.

Come along, be with other binders and share and learn together.

Type, tooling and titling. Be shown and assisted people in the use of the Guilds type and finishing tools.

Need assistance with your bookbinding project, there will be help on hand.

Paring machines will be set up ready for you to use.

Only $5, towards hiring the room.
Everyone welcome.
Drop-in Saturday dates 2018
8 Sept
10 Nov

Workshop – Case binding with decorative stitching

Waiting list

Learn to make a case bound book with decorative stitching.

Saturday 21 July 2018,  9.00am – 5.00pm, in the Hall, Hughes Community Centre

Cost $110 ($70 for Guild members)

 

To book a place, please register at  admin@canberrabookbinders.org.au

Skill level: Beginners and others welcome

Be guided through techniques to create a case bound book that opens flat with decorative stitching on the spine. You will be taught to use a variety of tools and the basics of contemporary fine binding. What you will learn can be applied to many binding styles for artist books and contemporary fine bindings.

Materials will be supplied.

A list of what to bring will be provided following registration.

Miniatures 10 March – 1 April

Canberra Craft Bookbinders’ Guild

presents

MINIATURES

The World of Small Books

 With special thanks to Stephen Byrne UK and Jim Brogan USA for allowing some of their collections to travel across the seas

Mezzanine Gallery, Civic Library

London Circuit, Canberra City

 Mon – Fri 10.00am – 5.30pm Sat: 10.00am 4.00pm