In this two-day workshop, participants will create a Secret Belgian Binding with the guidance of bookbinder Éilís Murphy // Folded Leaf. This hardback book has a distinctive thread pattern on the cover which wraps around the spine. These books lie out flat when opened and are ideal for sketchbooks, amongst other things.
We will start by creating your own patterned paper using a foam printing process which is done by hand – so easy to repeat again at home! This patterned paper will be used for the covers of your book. Participants will also gain knowledge of how to use basic book binding tools and the principals of bookbinding including grain direction, gluing and folding tips. This course is suitable for: Beginners & Intermediate.
Participants need to bring: Stanley knife/scalpel, cutting mat, ruler, pencil, apron. All other materials will be supplied.
Dates: Saturday 10th +Sunday 11th March 2018
Time: 10am to 4pm
Location: Graphic Studio Dublin, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, Dublin 1.
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Secret Belgian Binding Workshop at Graphic Studio Dublin