Dutch Millimetre Binding
Date: Wednesday & Thursday 23rd & 24th September 2015
Time: 10am - 3pm
Price: £200.00 per course
All materials and tools are provided
Every student completes the class with a finished book
This course is open only to those with some knowledge of bookbinding (ideally following our previous bookbinding classes).
NOT SUITABLE FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
This Masterclass is limited to only 6 students per class
What is the course about?
This is an intensive course which will teach Fine Binding techniques - preparing a book for the application of half leather - leather spine and decorated paper cover. You will make a bound book through a series of progressive steps, designed to provide a good working knowledge of traditional bookbinding materials and techniques.
What topics will we cover?
You will focus on techniques known as rounding and backing, sewing a multi-sectioned book, end papers construction, , edge trimming, making a hollow for the spine, how to pleat corners and set joints lining.
This course will demonstrate leather working with a paring knife you will be taught to prepare your leather for covering - this includes tool preparation and paring techniques, how to trim the leather accurately, attach the boards and cover paper.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
• select and use appropriate materials
• sew a multi-sectioned binding with hemp cords
• round and back a spine
• pare leather accurately
• make a complete half leather fine Binding from start to finish