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Courses at Otter Bookbinding Ltd

From: Marysa de Veer <marysa<-at->
Date: Monday, September 30, 2013
Courses at Otter Bookbinding Ltd


Drop Back box/Solander box workshop
Midhurst, West Sussex, UK
26 October, 2013
Teacher: Marysa de Veer

    During this day you will learn the essentials of box making.
    We'll be making up two trays, an inner and an outer tray
    followed by the outer case. Participants will leave at the end
    of the day with a completed drop back box.

Wooden Binding - Romanesque style course
Midhurst, West Sussex, UK
9-10 November 2013
Teacher: Ann-Marie Miller

    Romanesque is the name given to a group of book bindings made in
    various European cities c.1140-1200. They feature robust sewing
    on leather thongs, wooden boards and tab endbands, and are
    covered in leather.  This is a fantastic opportunity to learn an
    historic structure from the inside out, learning such techniques
    as the use of the endbands, herringbone sewing, and button hole

    In this 2-day workshop, participants will recreate the
    Romanesque binding applying the techniques that are typical of
    the period. We will look at surviving examples of bindings and
    their construction, and will create a book from scratch, using
    sewing and wood working techniques to create a working model to
    take home. All materials will be provided including wooden
    boards, text blocks, thread and leather.

Taster Day - Bookbinding Workshop
Midhurst, West Sussex, UK
30 November, 2013
Teacher: Marysa de Veer

    You will learn how to make a quarter case binding using Arbelave
    buckram with decorative paper sides. At the start of the day you
    will be folding paper into sections and then marking them for
    sewing before sewing on tapes.  At the end of the day you will
    leave with a completed book.


Bookbinding Sewing Course Workshop
Chobham, Surrey, UK
15 February, 2014
Teacher: Linda Orriss

    This one day course will give you a good grounding in the main
    methods of sewing used in bookbinding. You will make prototypes
    to take home to refer to later.  You also use one of these for
    the course on Library Style binding which requires participants
    to bring in a ready sewn book.

    You will learn about the techniques used in sewing structures
    and get to sew up three book of out of the following: sewing on
    tapes, link stitch, French sewing, sawn in cords, raised cords,
    double cords, and coptic stitch.

Bookbinding:  Introduction to Leather Binding - Library Style Course
Chobham, Surrey, UK
14-16 March, 2014 over two days
10am - 6pm
Teacher: Steve Orriss

    This 3 day course builds on the knowledge gained on the Taster
    and Sewing courses. You will learn the fundamentals of preparing
    leather for binding using a paring knife and a spokeshave. You
    will work with goatskin which will be prepared, then pasted out
    and moulded over the book.

    This course is an ideal preparation for our follow on course
    'Making a Traditional Bound Leather Book'.

Bookbinding: Loose board, half leather bound tight back binding
Chobham, Surrey, UK
18-20 April, 2014
Teacher: Steve Orriss

    At the end of this 3 day course you will take home a leather
    bound book you have made yourself using traditional techniques
    little changed in centuries. You will learn about different
    sorts of endpapers and which sorts of endpapers apply to which
    sorts of books. You will round and back them. You will make
    hand-sewn silk headbands and prepare vegetable tanned goatskin
    leather for covering using a spokeshave and a paring knife.

Bookbinding: Restoration and Conservation Course
Chobham, Surrey, UK
15-17 August, 2014
Teacher: Linda Orriss

    On this three day course you will learn how to repair a wide
    variety of different types of book. We will cover repair
    techniques that are applicable to books of all ages. We will
    also learn how to carry out some paper conservation and repair.

    Each day of the course runs from 10am-5pm with a 1 hour break
    for lunch. Participants must have completed Level 1-4, or have
    equivalent experience, to attend this course.

    You must bring in 3 books that are in need of repair to work on
    a paper back book, a cloth covered book and a leather bound book
    to work on.

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