Try out and explore two contrasting bookbinding structures. The Crossed-Structure binding, from Carmencho Arregui, is simple yet full of potential. Flexible and endlessly variable, it works well with a variety of materials. We’ll look at a range of styles within the technique, and perhaps work on some new ones of our own.
The Tight Back, Cut Flush structure, developed by David Sellars is, in contrast, a rigid spine and flush-edged binding creating good opportunities for cover and edge decoration. Challenging but effective it will draw on a different skill set. Prepare to have some fun!
Nesta Davies studied bookbinding at the London College of Printing and City Lit. She set up her own studio, Leafwork, in north London and, following a move to Dorset now has a garden studio where she works and runs courses. Teaching has always been an important part of her work and she enjoys it immensely. She was for many years tutor-coordinator of Bookbinding at City Lit, London, where she still teaches, and was commissioning editor of The New Bookbinder from 2001 – 2012. She is currently on the committee for SoB Western Region and joint organiser for the 2020-21 series of DB/SoB Joint Workshops. Nesta works mainly to commission in both conservation and designed binding and has work in both national and international collections, including the British Library and the Neale Albert collection of Miniature Books.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Some tools will be available to purchase during the workshops. Includes tuition, all materials, three course hot/cold buffet lunch, refreshments.