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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

Michael Burke: Buried Alive! Books Unearthed in Our Time

The Portico Library 57 Mosely St, Manchester, United Kingdom

With Michael Burke, bookbinder and specialist in ancient and medieval bindings This lecture tells three stories of extraordinary ancient books that were lost for centuries and then found again. All three stories have in common that the manuscripts were deliberately buried underground. The various reasons for their burial, and the occasions of their discovery will...

£6

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

Book Arts Day 2024

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

Running for a third year, an opportunity to meet and buy from over twenty book artists based around London and further afield. Returning book artists include Ruth Martin, Batool Showghi and Inkpot & Pen. For further information, see: https://artistbooks.group/book-arts-day

Free

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

Anniversary Day: A celebration of 50 years of the Society and Paul Delrue’s life in bookbinding

Community Centre, Kelsall Chester Road, Kelsall

In 2024 we celebrate 50 years since the founding of our Society.  The day will revolve around three illustrated talks.  Barry Clark on The SoB at 50, Glenn Malkin on the late Paul Delrue's life in bookbinding, and David Lanning will take us on A Virtual tour of the Tannery and the Leather Manufacturing Process....

£25