In this week-long programme taught by experts, participants will be guided through the foundations of bookbinding and learn how to create six different book structures and a box.
Participants will meet for five consecutive days at the LCBA studio (Monday 30 August – Friday 3 September, 10am – 5pm), and will learn how to use specialist tools and equipment, and create by hand the following:
Japanese Stab Bindings
Single-section Case Bindings
Exposed Spine Bindings (two variations)
Round-back Case Bindings
Participants will also be introduced to foil-blocking, a process of applying metallic or ‘foil’ effect on book covers and other surfaces using a technique similar to letterpress.
The workshops will be taught by experienced LCBA instructors Kate Rochester, Pauline Leclercq and Simon Goode (founder of LCBA).
All tools and materials are provided, and each participant will receive a complimentary copy of Making Books.
Upon completion, participants will be qualified to become members and access the unique facilities at LCBA to work independently on their own projects.