9.30am – 12.30pm, Room 3 Hughes Community Centre, Hughes, ACT
Teresa and Wendy will demonstrate how to make this sketch book.
It is a robust A5 hardcover book
made with very little equipment. It opens out flat, pages can be removed
and replaced. No sewing and very little adhesive. It has been tested by young
children, artists, and others over the past few months and seems to stand up
Materials will be provided so all of us can make this book after the demonstration to take home.
Guy Begbie will be in Canberra tutoring this two-day workshop in April. This workshop is designed for participants with or without bookbinding experience.
Date: Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 April 2020, 9.30am to 4.30pm both days at
Venue: Bookarts Bindery, Canberra
Fee: $240 Deposit of $100 required to secure a place.
All materials will be provided for the workshop.
to bring: TBA
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a place.
Participants will have the opportunity to make a hardback book that has
an elegant and distinctive thread pattern of sewing.
This is used to lace the front and back covers to the cover spine piece.
The cover is made up of three separate components. The sewing is visible on the
outside of the book. Measures are taken in the binding construction, to hide
the interior thread on the inside of the covers.
The book block/pages are made up of signature folios that are attached
in the sewing process to the inside spine of the cover. Learn variation in
page structuring in each of the page sections with some gate folds and throw
out pages. This binding is
robust and durable and allows the book to lie flat when open.
Begbie is a UK based interdisciplinary artist printmaker, bookbinder,
independent bookbinding & book arts workshop provider and an associate
art and design lecturer at the University of the
West of England, Bristol, UK. Guy exhibited his work in ‘Code X: Contemporary
Fine Binding’ at Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Canberra, 9th
February-27th March 2017.
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
Date: April 18-22, 2020 (5 days/Saturday to Wednesday), 9.00am –
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
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 email@example.com
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.