DB/SoB Joint Weekend Workshops
Full Leather Reback
Tutors: Flora Ginn
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.