Bookbinding Revival Workshop

“Your first steps in bookbinding”

Learn how to give worn books a new lease on life at the Bookbinding workshop

When:
Tuesday 12 – Thursday 15 September 2017
08:00 – 16:30

Where:
UCT Library

Fee (includes basic tool kit):
R2000.00 for LIASA members
R3500.00 for non-members

Presenter:
George Wentzel – Master Bookbinder

The workshop will include:

  • Parts of a book
  • Grain s of paper
  • Types of sewing
  • Adhesives, material and gluing
  • Basic book repairs
    • Paper tears
    • Broken end papers
    • Tip in of sheets / plates
    • Broken spines
  • Restoration of books
  • Demos on:
    • Paper folding
    • Sewing sections
    • Perfect binding
    • Sewing of flat sheets
    • Padding of note pads
    • End papering and lining
    • 1/4 bound book
    • Case making
    • Casing-in book
    • Rounding and backing book
    • Full bound book with sunken label
    • Pairing leather
    • 1/2 bound leather book
    • Full bound leather book with raised bands
    • Blind tooling
    • Gold foiling
    • Making methyl cellulose mixture
  • Practical, hands-on training:
    • Sewing sections
    • Perfect binding
    • Note pads
    • End papering and lining
    • Pairing leather
    • 1/2 bound leather book
    • Blind tooling
    • Gold foiling
    • 1/4 bound book
    • Case making
    • Casing-in book