In this workshop I’ll take you through how to make a hard cover casebound book using remnant fabric, complete with handmade upcycled end-bands.
This is quite a tricky book structure to master as there are elements of stitching, gluing and positioning to consider, each of which have their own challenges – some bookbinding experience is a bonus so you’re not starting completely from scratch, but don’t let that put you off, this is a really rewarding make and I’ll share lots of useful tips to help you along the way.
I will prep and cut some of the materials required for this workshop so that you can focus on the gluing and stitching but you will receive a detailed video instructions that cover how to make this book structure from scratch, including info on how to scale up and down, after the workshop should you wish to make more casebound books at home.
You will leave the workshop with an A7 landscape hand stitched & glued book block and a hinged fabric & card cover with instruction on how to glue and press at home to ensure a neat and durable finish.
I will share tips and advice for working with low-cost remnant and recycled materials including recommendations on where to source materials. Bookbinding toolkits will also be available to buy at the end of the workshop.
All materials are provided.
DATE: 1-4pm on Tuesday 1 August 2023
LOCATION: this workshop series will take place at the Ink on Mesh Print Studio at The Heart of Newhaven, 4-6 Newhaven Main Street, Edinburgh, EH6 4HY. On-street parking, tram and bus stop nearby.
COST: £38 per person, which includes all materials, refreshments and access to online resources to continue your bookbinding at home
Please note: I need a minimum of 4 people to cover costs and go a-head with this workshop, you will be given advanced warning is the class needs to be cancelled and offered the option to transfer your place to a future workshop or receive a refund. Once you have booked a place, if you are no longer able attend you will be given the option to transfer to a future class but a refund will not be possible.