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Bookbinding - make a soft leather sketchbook / notebook with Janina Maher at the Henley School of Art

Bookbinding - make a soft leather sketchbook / notebook with Janina Maher at the Henley School of Art

Duration: 10am - 4pm

Price: £70

Book with: Jo Harris
at The Henley on Thames School of Art

The Studio
30c Hart Street
Henley on Thames

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About the Course

Learn how to make 2 styles of soft leather cover books, including a cute little book with ribbon closure, and a traveller’s style notebook with removable inserts.

Course Details:

For the ribbon close book we will first prepare the inside pages of the book and will cut the leather to size. There will be a demonstration of laminating the inside of the leather with a decorative paper. We will then make the holes for sewing and will sew the pages into the cover using a simple exposed stitch book binding technique, finishing off with eyelets and ribbon close.

The traveller’s style notebook will begin with cutting out the leather cover, and then using a range of different papers to make 3 inserts using your choice of papers. There will be an explanation of how to accommodate 1, 3, or 5 removable inserts.

If time allows there will be a demonstration of making a leather book with wrapped waxed cord binding

Items for students to bring
Basic drawing tools: pencil, eraser, sharpener
Cutting tools: cutting mat (A3 minimum, or larger if you have it), cutting or craft knife (please make sure it has a sharp blade), metal ruler
Large eye blunt needle eg tapestry needle size 20 or similar

The following tools can be borrowed from the tutor but if you have them please bring them to avoid the need for sharing.
Bone folder (for creasing paper)
Small awl / braddle (for making holes in paper and card)
Paper knife / clip knife / shoe knife (for slicing paper)

Extra tools & materials

The £10 cover charge includes all materials needed to make two books during the workshop.

A small selection of tools and linen threads will also be available to purchase on the day, if desired.

To book this course please go to the Henley School of Art's Website using the "button" link above and look for the Workshops page.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Use of tools, tuition, refreshments and music!

Please see the description above for more details of items that you will need to bring with you.

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 1st September 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Teen friendly

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