DB/SoB Joint Weekend Workshops



How to Gold Tool an Image

Oxford Pulp Board Binding

Cased-in Drum Leaf Binding

Full Leather Reback

Moveable Book Magic

Stub Binding


Full Leather Reback

Tutors: Flora Ginn
Dates: 16-17 & 23-24 March 2019
Times: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: South East London
Fee: GBP175.00 (plus materials payable on the day)

The workshop is to find the best possible approach in restoring pre-1800 bindings with detached boards whilst preserving original materials as much as possible.

Procedures covered: spine lifting; endbands reinforced, repaired or resewn if missing; repair of board edges & corners; reattachment of endpapers & original boards; paring and staining new leather for spine; rebacking; preserving & re-attaching original spine, if available; gold tooling where appropriate/necessary; furbishing.

Suitable for more experienced binders.

Flora Ginn studied calligraphy and bookbinding at Roehampton Institute in London before working with Bernard Middleton for twelve years. She is a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders and runs her own bindery undertaking restoration and fine binding work to commission.



Designer Bookbinders