Bookbinding :- Lorraine Brown

Exposed Spine Book sewn on Leather Tapes

Learn how to make a book incorporating various techniques and materials.

This workshop will show you how to fold the pages into sections and why they are folded a particular way, sew the sections (using different sewing techniques and a variety of coloured linen thread, hemp thread or decorative thread) over leather tapes and into a book block


We will then make front and back covers using binders board and a choice of coloured bookcloth or paper for the outer covers. Students will learn mitreing techniques and how to turn corners in neatly. To complete your book we will then weave the tapes attached to the bookclock into the cover boards and secure them. By adding a decorative paper to the inside of your covers (a pastedown), you will have completed your own unique book.

What students need to bring :
Cutting Mat
Cutting Knife eg Break-off blade cutter knife
Brush for adhesive
Metal Ruler
Bonefolder (or available at $9 ea)
Pen / Pencil
Notebook (for you to take notes)

Materials Cost – $15




It’s up to your own imagination and under your control. This is a fun workshop from start to finish.
Can be messy so best to wear old clothes or apron, and bring rags, pencil, disposable gloves

Session time – half day or full day: Session times are 9.00-11.30am; 1.00-3.30pm.



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