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Introduction to Leather Binding

April 19, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Introduction to Leather Binding

April 19th, 21st, 26th, and 28th from 5:30pm-8:30pm

Cost: $300 students, $350 members, $400 nonmembers – all materials included

No experience necessary.

Learn to make a book that can be judged by its cover! In this four-session workshop, students will learn the basics of bookbinding while constructing a beautiful ¾-leather journal with a leather spine, leather corners, and either cloth or marbled paper sides. Beginning with book anatomy, the class will cover the proper techniques for all the basic skills that go into binding a functional and attractive book, including folding, cutting with precision, sewing, covering, and time permitting, gold tooling, or finishing. This style of binding was very popular in the early 19th century, and still makes for an attractive book today!

For more information or to register, please contact Brien Beidler at bbeidler@charlestonlibrarysociety.org, or call 843 723 9912.

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An example of the journal you will be making is pictured below.


April 19, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm