Learn about the physical structure of a book and create your own
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On this two-day course you will be introduced to a range of book structures and learn the intricate art of folding, stitching and hand-binding to produce a number of your own books to take home. You will learn the importance of paper grain in bookbinding, and experiment with folding and stitching techniques to create various book forms, including pamphlets and fanfolds. Over the weekend we will work towards creating a number of personalised case bindings – books with covers – incorporating various book art techniques.
This course is designed to help you develop skills in handling and choosing appropriate tools and materials for creating hand bindings – with and without specialist equipment. You will be encouraged to explore your own ideas of design and production, and will gain the knowledge to develop your interests and skills at home.
This course takes place in the Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre at the British Library.
Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Full Price: £185.00
Registered Unemployed: £157.00
Senior (60+): £167.00
Young Person (18-25): £157.00
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