Bookbinding for Beginners

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$260 Limited inc GST / $0 / $208 / $234
Bookbinding for Beginners

<p><b><a href="/courses/art-classes-sydney/handcrafts-handicrafts-classes-courses-sydney">Learn</a> Bookbinding for Beginners in Sydney.</b></p><p>Learn how to make beautiful handmade books for either

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$260 Limited inc GST / $0 / $208 / $234
Bookbinding for Beginners

<p><b><a href="/courses/art-classes-sydney/handcrafts-handicrafts-classes-courses-sydney">Learn</a> Bookbinding for Beginners in Sydney.</b></p><p>Learn how to make beautiful handmade books for either

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Course description

Learn Bookbinding for Beginners in Sydney.

Learn how to make beautiful handmade books for either your own personal use as a journal, sketch-book or notebook; or give them as a much appreciated gift to a loved one. A perfect and unique present at any time of the year.

The aim of this course is to familiarise you with the necessary knowledge and skills to start you on a journey to make your own books.

The Bookbinding for Beginners Course will run at the Owl & Lion, a professionally equipped Bindery in Sydney. The Bindery is owned by Florence-trained Bookbinder Isabelle McGowan with more than 15 years of Bookbinding and teaching experience in the UK and Europe.

Ideal for

This is without doubt one of the best course aimed at absolute beginners level, designed for everyone.

Please note, the workshop requires good hand-eye co-ordination, fine motor skills and cutting with sharp knife, students must have capability and confidence with this. You should be able to follow verbal instructions and health and safety information. Have basic numeracy to do accurate measurements and calculations.

Course content

This course is designed to provide a good working knowledge of materials and techniques. You will develop skills in both the production and design of hand made books enabling you to go onto more complex and experimental bindings. Traditional book structures are explored, using materials that will endure over time.

  • Learn skills fundamental to hand bookbinding and be able to repeat and practice all the skills learned
  • Use a variety of tools and materials and how to apply them to the sewing and construction of your book
  • Learn grain direction, paper cutting, sewing sections and covering, select and use appropriate materials
Outcomes

In this workshop you will complete at least six projects and learn four bookbinding techniques to take home:

  • a Japanese Stab Binding in full bookcloth, lined with decorative paper
  • a Venetian Journal covered in full leather with decorative stitching and a leather tie
  • a beautiful keepsake box covered in decorative paper
  • several single section pamphlet books, finished with hard cover and decorative paper
Materials
  • All tools are provided by the Owl & Lion
  • An additional cost of $20 will be charged for the materials on site. You may pay cash or via Eftpos.
Venue

The Owl & Lion
St Peters
Address details to be advised soon

  • Parking: lots of onsite parking available
  • Public Transport: approx. 7 minutes walk from St Peters or Sydenham station.
Other Information
  • Please wear closed in shoes
  • For ages 18+
  • An email with full information and directions will be sent closer to the commencement of class.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • Thomas said: 5 Stars!

  • Bernie said: Isabelle Ting-MacGowan was a fabulous tutor. Generous with her knowledge and assistance; gave us plenty of inspiration and real world tips; managed the time and progress very effectively and efficiently.

  • Dezirae said: I was thrilled with the booklets we made. They are just what I have needed to assist me with calligraphy projects. I loved this workshop and will attend another. Isobel, our tutor was exceptional with knowledge expertise and patience.

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