Designer Bookbinders Masterclasses 2016
The 2017 Season of DB Masterclasses is now available for booking. Each Masterclass will be held at the St Bride Bindery in Central London with a maximum class size of only 6 students so early booking is recommended.
Payment can be made by cheque or Debit/Credit card.
For further information contact Tom McEwan.
April 1-2, 2017
You can add very attractive surface decoration to your bindings by using simple embroidery techniques alongside leather onlays. On day 1 students will learn a variety of embroidery stitches which will be used to build up a design of their choice which on day 2 will be made into a limp, multi-section, leather-bound notebook.
May 27-28, 2017
Nicky Oliver spent 7 years at art college and discovered bookbinding in 1996 while studying for a degree in illustration. She has over 10 years' experience working in commercial binderies and, in 2009, launched ‘Black Fox Bindery’, an independent bookbinding studio in North London. She was elected Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 2016.
July 22-23, 2017
*Bookings for this Masterclass must be made before June 10th*
This innovative binding uses a tabbed link structure, enabling up to 3 books to be joined together. The technique can be used with books of different size and is reversible, allowing the individual books to be separated as stand-alone bindings. This Masterclass will take students through the process of creating two flexible leather bindings and will include design elements using onlays of leather and Japanese paper.
Sol Rebora has over 20 years experience in fine booking, having trained in Canada, USA, France and Switzerland. Since 1999, she has practiced and taught design bookbinding from her studio (Estudio Rebora) in Buenos Aires. She has won multiple awards for her work, the most recent being 1st prize in the 'Set' category of the American Academy of Bookbinding's 2016 'OPEN-SET' competition. Examples of her work are held in many private and public collections.
Cost: £200.00Materials: TBA
November 25-26, 2017
This 2-day Master class will introduce participants to creative and decorative techniques in mixed media, concentrating on paper and surface decoration.
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