Beginners Bookbinding


Sydney
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Craft
Isabelle Ting McGowan

Isabelle Ting McGowan

Florence-trained Bookbinder now based in Sydney with over 10 years teaching experience


TIME

STUDENTS

1 - 10

PRICE

pp

Description


TUTOR: Isabelle Ting McGowan
DATES: Saturday & Sunday 31st August & 1st September 2019
TIME: 9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m

Course description:
Learn how to make beautiful handmade books for either your own personal use as a journal, sketch-book or notebook; or give them as a much appreciated gift to a loved one. A perfect and unique present at any time of the year.

The aim of this course is to familiarise you with the necessary knowledge and skills to start you on a journey to make your own books.

Course content:
This course is designed to provide a good working knowledge of materials and techniques. You will develop skills in both the production and design of hand made books enabling you to go onto more complex and experimental bindings.
Traditional book structures are explored, using materials that will endure over time.

You will:
- learn skills fundamental to hand bookbinding and be able to repeat and practice all the skills learned.
- use a variety of tools and materials and how to apply them to the sewing and construction of your book.
- learn grain direction, paper cutting, sewing sections and covering, select and use appropriate materials

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Ideal for:
This is without doubt one of the best course aimed at absolute beginners level, designed for everyone.

Please note, the workshop requires good hand-eye co-ordination, fine motor skills and cutting with sharp knife, students must have capability and confidence with this. You should be able to follow verbal instructions and health and safety information. Have basic numeracy to do accurate measurements and calculations.

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Learning outcome:
- In this workshop you will complete at least six projects and learn four bookbinding techniques to take home
- a Japanese Stab Binding in full bookcloth, lined with decorative paper
- a Venetian Journal covered in full leather with decorative stitching and a leather tie
- a beautiful keepsake box covered in decorative paper
- two single section pamplet books, finished with hard cover and decorative paper

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Materials:
All tools and materials are provided as part of the course fee.
You may bring an apron, and the Guild has its own custom made aprons for sale to members.

Other Information:
Please wear closed in shoes.

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This class is ideal for individuals and couples as well as for a hens party, special occasion, birthday, baby shower, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location




NSW Guild of Craft bookbinders

Callan Park, Balmain Road, Lilyfield NSW

Teacher

Isabelle Ting McGowan
Isabelle Ting McGowan

Florence-trained Bookbinder now based in Sydney with over 10 years teaching experience


Isabelle is offering the largest programme of bookbinding classes for all levels in Sydney. There are workshops covering every stage from beginner to those needing more expertise.

Her specialty is in Traditional Fine Binding, however, with her Art degree she has a great interest in Artists Books and how that can be utilised as part of your visual language.

Isabelle completed her Fine Arts Degree (Drawing and Painting, Printmaking) at the Edinburgh College of Art, in Scotland. She went on to train as a Bookbinder in Florence, Italy. Isabelle taught the largest programme of bookbinding classes through her bindery the Owl and Lion, situated in Old Town Edinburgh, Scotland. She also travelled to teach all over the UK and Europe.


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