Drum Leaf Binding
EAST ANGLIAN REGION
DRUM LEAF BINDING
Mark Cochram is no stranger to Linton Village Hall and his return will be welcomed.
The San Francisco Centre for the Book says;
The drum leaf binding, developed by bookbinder and artist, Tim Ely, is an adhesive book structure made up of single folios attached back to back. Similar in make-up to a children’s “board book,” it utilizes minimal amounts of adhesive, avoiding issues of expansion and contraction. Only one side of each folio is visible in the finished book, making it an ideal structure to use when it’s only possible to print on one side of a sheet of paper. It’s perfect for printmakers and artists working with thick, stiff, or digitally optimized papers. Because there is no sewing in the gutter of the sections, it allows for seamless image crossover across the fold and it lays very flat.
Mark Cockram is a Fellow of Designers Bookbinders and teaches bookbinding at his studio in London as well as in Japan, China and the Philippines. In this worksop he will be using prints he has made from a collection of glass negatives he acquired several decades ago showing scenes of the Thames around the turn of the century, to guide participants in the construction of a drum leaf binding artist’s book. This style of album construction is ideal for photographs, paintings and prints and will be of interest to anyone who wants to bind artwork into an elegant and robust book.