A small - but perfectly formed - leather bound book. Over the course of the day we will fold and sew sections, add endpapers, round the spine and colour the top edge of a very tiny book before making a case and covering it with leather. If there’s time you might like to tool your initial on the front!
During our work we’ll look at tools and techniques for working on a miniature scale.
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.
What's included in the price?
There will be a charge of £5-6 payable to the tutor on the day for materials.
Some tools will be available to purchase during the workshops. Includes tuition, three course hot/cold buffet lunch, refreshments.
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