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l e a t h e r b i n d i n g
( b o o k b i n d i n g 4 )
class will introduce the students to the use of leather in binding through
both millimeter bindings and tightback bindings. Aspects to be
covered include: endpaper variants; sewing on flat and raised cords;
embroidered endbands; edge treatments; leather paring; covering;
Students will execute two or more bindings utilizing textblocks that
they will bring to class. These should be either new unsewn octavo or
or texblocks that have been pulled and mended, and of no more than ten
signatures each. Blank signatures of new paper are also acceptable.
Requirements: Students should have completed the Case Binding class or
an equivalent. Students should bring their own hand tools,
apron. They will also need a paring knife. We will provide German
paring knives on request. If anyone has a Scharf-fix they are asked to
bring it. Students can bring their own leather or, if desired, leather
can be supplied at cost.
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 7 - Friday May 11, and Monday, September 10 - Friday, September 14. 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 in the May class, and 3 spaces available in the September class as of January 21, 2018.