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b i n d i n g
( b o o k b i n d i n g 5 )
in this course will execute one or two full leather bindings on
textblocks of their choosing. These will be formal bindings in the
German academic tradition, with leather jointed zigzag endpapers; sewn either on
flat cords, raised cords, or a combination of the two; top edge
treatment; choice of either tightback or German tube; covered in
Nigerian goatskin. |
If possible textblocks should be new in sheets or blank signatures, but students can,
alternatively, pull a bound book, mend as needed and bring to class.
Books should be quarto or octavo and between ten and twenty signatures each.
Students should also have an idea of any design aspects they would like
to address and have purchased sufficient paper for endsheet sections
and pastedowns and sufficient leather for inner joints and for covering.
Feel free to contact us about any of these points for clarification.
Requirements: Potential students should have a good grasp of basic
bookbinding techniques through quarter leather. Students should bring
their own hand tools,
apron. They will also need a paring knife. We will provide
paring knives on request. If anyone has a Scharf-fix they are asked to
We have scheduled the Introduction to Leather and Full Leather classes so that
students who wish to take both can do so at a reduced tuition and
Dates: Monday, May 11 - Friday, May 15 and Monday, September 21 - Friday, September 25; if necessary we will
extend classes to Saturdays at no extra expense. If you are
staying at the school
please come late Sunday afternoon to get settled in.
Materials may be purchased from the School as needed.
Class status: 3 spaces available for the May class and 3 spaces available for the September class as of December 5, 2019.