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Dominic Riley: Edge Decoration

Community Centre, Kelsall Chester Road, Kelsall

Everyone is familiar with - and awed by - the gilded edge. But gilding takes many years of practice to master. However, book edges have been decorated by other methods for centuries, and these styles of edge treatments are, by contrast, extremely easy to learn. In fact, you can become proficient at all of them...

£30

Michael Burke: An Italian Paper Case

Community Centre, Kelsall Chester Road, Kelsall

Flexible or limp bindings have been made widely in Europe for many hundreds of years. About one in ten medieval books had a limp binding. Limp bindings were made extensively for libraries and archives. Over the course of the sixteenth century, the covers of limp bindings became more commonly reinforced with pasteboard inserts but the...

£30

Louisa Boyd: Artist’s book with paper cut details

Community Centre, Kelsall Chester Road, Kelsall

In this workshop we will make a complete miniature artist's book, using a concertina structure. It will involve working with an original print (provided) for the interior pages, adding a variety of paper cutting and piercing techniques to create decoration and texture. The Japanese hole punch is great for making decorative patterns, and you will...

£30

Glenn Malkin: The Alternative Bradel Binding

Community Centre, Kelsall Chester Road, Kelsall

The Bradel binding is a version of a case binding used extensively on the continent. However, there appear to be several approaches to its construction including this fabulous one where the spine and boards are applied to the book block separately. This gives the opportunity to incorporate design elements using different materials for the spine...

£30

Helen Golding Miller: The Step or Stacker Box

Community Centre, Kelsall Chester Road, Kelsall

This 'Step-box' can be made in any size but great accuracy is required. We will construct a four-sided 'Step-box', complete with four trays and a lid.  Materials: £12 Tools list: please bring along your usual tool kit, but the following will be required: cutting mat, craft knife, propelling pencil, ruler, straight edge, set square, bone/Teflon...

£30

Mylyn McColl: Exposed butterfly stitch binding

Community Centre, Kelsall Chester Road, Kelsall

Sponsored by our national O&E Group In this two-day workshop Mylyn will demonstrate a contemporary twist to the classic butterfly stitch. You will learn how to create your own cloth tapes to lace into the boards. We will then cover the boards in paper or cloth before Mylyn guides you through the decorative stitch itself,...

£30

Ruth Brown: Traditional Japanese pouch book

Community Centre, Kelsall Chester Road, Kelsall

In this workshop we’ll be making a Japanese pouch book using traditional techniques and a mix of traditional and modern materials. This elegant book utilises an inner binding for strength and to aid longevity, as well as a beautiful, sewn, outer binding and corner caps. In addition to the pouch book we will make samples...

£30

A regional visit to our Anniversary Exhibitions in Manchester

Community Centre, Kelsall Chester Road, Kelsall

As part of our regional celebrations of our 50th anniversary we are curating two exhibitions at Manchester Central Library: one of design bindings, and one featuring work created at our regional workshops. We will visit both exhibitions and also be treated to a display of private press books from the Library’s extensive collection. Please book...

£30