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Glenn Malkin’s two day workshop on the K118 structure

September 12 - September 13

The Society’s Education and Training funds are sponsoring a two day workshop for us on the K118 structure with Glenn Malkin. They will be paying the Tutor’s Fee and travel expenses and the hire of the community centre.

It is a quarter leather book structure with a cloth-tab board attachment. In this two day workshop participants will make a book from scratch, folding and sewing the sections and lining the spine. In this case, the book is rounded but not backed. The boards are shaped and attached to the book block using recessed cloth tabs before being covered with a leather spine and decorative paper to the boards. Leather hinges are added and the endpapers and pastedowns secured at the end. Based on an adaptation of the ‘K118’ binding structure, this type of book opens wonderfully and because no backing is required it needs no specialist equipment to make. This will be a full 2-day project so please ensure you are available to stay until the end on both days, and bring your lunches with you so our lunchbreaks aren’t too long! Our normal daily workshop fee for participants applies.

Participant charge £30.00 for the two days

Maximum number 12, materials fee £20.00

Please bring with you your usual bookbinding tools, but especially the following if you have them: cutting mat, scalpel, craft knife, bonefolder, metal ruler, medium sewing needle, tweezers, awl/piercer, scissors, backing hammer, sanding block with medium & fine grit abrasive paper, glue brushes, PVA, plenty of scrap paper for gluing. A finishing press may be useful for working on the spine but not essential, as would a wooden board (at least A5 size) and a weight. If you also have a sharp paring knife and a small paring stone of some kind (eg: piece of glass, granite cutting block, etc) that would be useful. The leather we will be using will be pre-thinned, but some simple edge paring will be required. (Don’t worry if you don’t have these.)

There will be a small number of most of the above items available in case you don’t have something.


September 12
September 13
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Sue Wood
07974 709664