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Barry Clark – Beginners’ workshop: Making a multi-section hardback

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Working with local bookbinder Barry Clark you will make a hardback notebook suitable for writing or sketching. First, we will make the flat-back sewn book block, with tipped-on plain endpapers. We’ll add endbands and spine linings. We will then make a cloth and decorative paper covered case (the covers) incorporating a French groove. Finally the book block and the case are joined together – called ‘casing-in’, and a label attached if you wish.

All materials and tools will be provided. We will be using glue so a protective apron is recommended. The fee includes the cost of materials, tea/coffee on arrival and a light lunch. This workshop is limited to 12 participants so early booking is advised.

More information and booking details on the Portico website: https://www.theportico.org.uk/event-calendar/a-bookbinding-workshop-making-a-multi-section-hardback-notebook

This workshop is part of the region’s 50th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the Society of Bookbinders in Manchester in 1974.


April 17
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Portico Library
57 Mosely St
Manchester, M2 3HY United Kingdom
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