This binding is one of the earliest 'book' shaped bindings dating back to China in the 14th century. Today these books are used as sketchbooks, notebooks and with a little extra reinforcement, which you will learn in this class, albums or scrapbooks. During this workshop you will learn one of the four stitch styles used in traditional Japanese bookbinding . These are beautiful structures to which you can add a variety of creative finishes. You can also design your own stitch patterns! Suitable for beginners.
This workshop will take place at The Lodge Flower and Craft School, and ideal venue in a wonderful and peaceful location. Please follow the link above to book via their website.
Slight controversy over the title of this binding as the inventor (Anne Goy) wishes it to be known as CrissCross Binding but let's not split hairs or threads. This one is a beauty combining the best of western and Japanese bindings resulting in a closed but exposed spine which lies flat when open; a very versatile book that can be used as a journal, sketchbook or even photograph album.
This workshop is suitable for everyone whether you are a beginner or are looking to learn a new technique.
Stapleford Granary has easy parking.
This is a wonderful opportunity to have an introduction to bookbinding in the new Book Warren studio. You will make a quarter bound single section book, using a combination of buckram and locally produced hand marbled papers.
In this 3 hour session you will complete your book and leave with the skills to reproduce this beautiful book structure again at home.
Doug Mitchell, a highly experienced book conservator, will lead the day, under his guidance and tuition you will learn the basics of book repairs using a variety of cloths, papers, tissues and adhesives. Through a mix of demonstration and practice you will learn how to: Deconstruct a book in a safe and systematic fashion, repair both individual pages and sections, prepare your book should it require resewing, replace the end papers, undertake any repairs to the cover in order to allow new material to be added.
This day is suitable for all levels of expertise including students new to bookbinding all materials and equipment will be provided, but you will need to bring with you one or two hard cover cloth bound books, no bigger than A5 and with a stable book block, (as time is limited), that you are happy to replace the end papers on.
We are delighted to announce a return to Stapleford Granary where we found the room is just perfect for our marbling/binding day - running water, drying racks and high benches for comfortable binding! Kate Brett from Payhembury Marbled Papers will share her wealth of knowledge and experience during the morning when you will be able to design and produce your own 'marbles' and we will take some of that paper and have it dried, ready for you to produce a beautiful and versatile book structure in the afternoon. All materials and equipment will be available and to give you an idea of productivity, people made 20+ fabulous prints with plans for use - framed pictures and picture mounts, wrapping paper, book covering, card-making, boxes, lampshades and more.
Miniature books are always admired and loved. In this class you will learn how to scale things down and produce a selection of beautiful miniature books that will be fully functioning and useable. You will make a long stitched leather bound book as well as some different hardbound and folded book structures. These will make ideal gifts, keepsakes, necklaces or even Christmas tree decorations.
All materials will be provided. Stapleford Granary has easy car parking.
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