Introduction to Bookbindig classes due to start late October.
Join us in our air conditioned bindery and learn how to make 3 different books over an 8 week period.
Classes held on Sunday mornings.
Book for one or all 3 and receive a discount.
Full details in the bookbinding section (classes) of the website www.amazingpaper.com.au
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In one lesson you will make this attractive blank journal choosing form a range of decorative papers for the endpapers and different cards to form the covers.
Great for a quick gift for someone or binding your children’s drawings.
This project takes 5 weeks but you will deckle cut the pages, fold and securely stitch onto tapes. Add headbands, beautiful decorative endpapers then create a hard cover with a bit more of the decorative paper on the front.
Too good to give this one away so go home and make another.
Many of us have favourite paperbacks, especially cookbooks, that fall apart. Here, over 3 lessons you will restore and rebind into a semi flexible cover using the original covers to complete.
Ready for reading and use again.
A great gift also as everyone seems to have such a book requiring attention.
Students were very interested in this new binding structure so, with the assistance of my fellow binder. we set about working it out.
We had scant details to go on although we had a little communication with the developer. However, seven samples later. we feel we have a successful binding where the look and action is Dos Rapporte.
This example is a guest book where this style is very suitable as it opens flat like a spring back. Great for guests to write on every area of the pages.
More images later.
I am heading to the Canberra Bookbinders Guild to conduct a weekend workshop on this binding technique.
Hope it goes well.
The 22nd September starts our new workshops and classes. All details on our Amazing Paper website – www.amazingpaper.com.au.
This examples shows a custom size slipcase sitting on the special book it is made to house and protect.
Come and learn how to make one in our airconditioned bindery
This and following classes are all on the Amazing Paper website and I will put more here later.
I deckled the edges of beautiful cream cotton paper, added some guards, hand sewed the headbands and created padded covers.
It really was a difficult job but had to look stunning.
We were all pleased with the final book.?
At last these books have been sorted through thoroughly so that the text pages were in their correct order. Then the books were prepared for rebinding so that the owner could at last read them.
What remained of the old spines were reattached and the decorative front work was carefully removed from the old covers and attached to the new bindings.
What a difficult task – unbelievable how muddled up the text was. Plus the beautiful engravings were all in one of the volumes so careful sorting through was necessary to find their correct places throughout the 6 volumes.
As it was a Londoner helping me with these books, plus the owner had spent most of his life in London – and the books were about London we decided to have an English Food dinner party to present the books to the owner. What fun we had.