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Barry Clark – Beginners’ workshop: A Bookbinding Workshop with a difference!

The Portico Library 57 Mosely St, Manchester, United Kingdom

Course fee includes provision of tools, materials, refreshments and a light lunch. More information and booking details on the Portico website: https://www.theportico.org.uk/event-calendar This talk is part of the region’s 50th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the Society of Bookbinders in Manchester in 1974.

£80

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

Emily Martin: Pop-ups and Moveables are older than you think

online via Zoom

Movable elements can be found in books as early as the 13th Century. Lift flaps and volvelles were used in religious texts to chronicle pilgrimages and calculate dates for religious holidays. Over time movables, pop-ups and movable sculptural book forms have been used for a variety of purposes from education to entertainment, scholarly texts to...

Midori Kunikata-Cockram: Hakochitsu (box case) Fully booked

Ground Floor Hall, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London Ground Floor Hall, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom

The style of box provides ideal storage for various sizes and shapes of books and papers. The basic construction is a wraparound enclosure with a four sided box. This is a two-day workshop. Please ensure you can attend both dates. Materials cost: £37 for the Material Kit. Tools list will be provided March 2024. Instructor...

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

Members-only Webinar: Kate Holland – Inlaying without Tears!

Members-only Webinar , United Kingdom

Theoretically, leather inlays are a relatively simple way of getting your design onto a book,but it can be nerve wracking to make that first irreversible cut into the cover of a book that you have spent the last few days/weeks/months forwarding. And, in order for them to look smart, it is vitally important that they fit perfectly and...

Glenn Malkin: An Introduction to Decorative Techniques in Contemporary Bookbinding

Ground Floor Hall, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London Ground Floor Hall, Congregational Chapel, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom

In this practical demonstration Glenn will show a range of techniques used in contemporary bookbinding to decorate leather or cloth covers. He will talk about airbrushing, spraying and sprinkling to add colour to designs. Leather onlay techniques will be demonstrated as will impressed leather to create texture and pattern. And whilst he won’t talk in...

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

The Portico Library 57 Mosely St, Manchester, United Kingdom

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...

£80