Hedi Kyle's work focuses on the book as a three-dimensional object that can be explored and reinvented beyond traditional modes of binding and display. In this course students will be introduced Hedi Kyle’s book structures including her folding, cutting and sewing techniques. You will learn about construct and reinterpret many new structures using a variety of suitable materials.
By the end of the course you will be able to
understand book binding techniques, structures and ways of working
be able to bind a multi-section book
understand attributes of bookbinding materials and tools, and how to use them
understand the general terms and functions of parts of a book
develop your own interest in bookbinding
Class format and activities
In class, you will learn through demonstrations and practical work. There will be demonstration, group discussion and one-to-one tuition.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
No. This course is suitable for beginners or as a refresher if you have done some bookbinding before. It is ideal for people who have an interest in arts and crafts and would like to gain good hand skills in bookbinding.
What you need to know before you enrol
If you have any physical issues with working in a standing position, please discuss before enrolling the course.
What you will need for your class
If you have them: notebook, pencil, rubber, metal ruler, craft knife, bone folder, scissors.
There will be an opportunity to buy materials and tools needed at the first and subsequent classes. Tutor will give advice on things you may need.
What you can do next:
Please enquire for recommendations on continuation courses where applicable.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Pedro Diego at Morley College London
61 Westminster Bridge Road Lambeth, London Greater London SE1 7HT