This workshop will take you through binding (sewing the pages together) on tapes, shaping and gluing up the spine, covering boards, and casing in (adding the cover to) a simple hardback notebook in cloth and decorative paper. The techniques chosen allow for minimal specialist tools so you can more easily reproduce them at home.
Along the way we will look at why bindings were made the way they were and how that has changed as well as some of the historical roles within binderies.
All materials are included and tools provided, but if they wish, participants are welcome to bring their own decorative papers to decorate the cover or use as endpapers for their book if suitable. The books will be just smaller than A5 in size so a minimum paper size of A4 is recommended per endpaper.
The class will be led by Linette of Anachronalia, a Leeds-based craft bookbinder who specialises in historically inspired books, miniature bindings, and stationery. She regularly sells her work in Fabrication Crafts on Coney Street, as well as teaching in both Leeds and York.
Light refreshments will be provided.