One of the things we touched on in the Repair & Restoration course was the basic structures we were likely to encounter. Knowing the difference between these structures is essential because if will ultimately affect how you repair the book and put it back together! You can’t turn a tight back into a groove back… Continue reading Basic Binding Structures
Over the past two weekends I took part in a course offered by CBBAG. It is one of the core courses in their curriculum. The course was the first half of Repair & Restoration, this half focused on cloth and paper bindings. The second half of the course focuses on leather repair and won’t be… Continue reading Cloth and Paper – Repair & Restoration
After much persistence, level two of bookbinding was finally able to get off the ground! The courses require at least four people to run and often times scheduling can get in the way but we finally got it to work out and I was able to take level two during the first two weekends of… Continue reading Bookbinding Level 2
During the summer over a long weekend, I took part in another workshop for bookbinding! This workshop was on protective enclosures. Protective enclosures are either for decorative purposes or for protection, they keep a rare book safe – especially if the book is beyond repair. Over the three days we made a portfolio, a clam… Continue reading Protective Enclosures Workshop
Following bookbinding level 1 I signed up for a course on leather. This was a two-day course and gave a basic introduction to leather and paring. The course is a prep course for bookbinding level 3, which works with leather when making cases for the text blocks (rather than cloth). At the end of the… Continue reading An Introduction to Leather Course
Back in April of this year (2016) I had a break between semesters and I found myself with a month of free time. How did I spend the first week of that free time? Taking courses! I signed myself up for Bookbinding (Intensive) Level 1. This course ran for 6 days about 7-8 hours each… Continue reading Bookbinding Level 1
For me, getting started is a difficult thing! So this introduction blog post is not easy but I’m going to give it a whirl if only so that I can get started on everything else. I’ll probably re-iterate a lot of what’s written on the homepage, just rambling it a bit more, and tell you a little more about myself.