Vincent - Masterclass


Dutch Millimetre Binding
Date: TBC 2 days
Time: 9am - 3pm
Price: $400.00 per course
All materials and tools are provided
Every student completes the class with a finished book
This course is open only to those with some knowledge of bookbinding (ideally following our previous bookbinding classes).

This Masterclass is limited to only 6 students per class

What is the course about?
This is an intensive course which will teach Fine Binding techniques - preparing a book for the application of half leather - leather spine and decorated paper cover. You will make a bound book through a series of progressive steps, designed to provide a good working knowledge of traditional bookbinding materials and techniques.

What topics will we cover?
You will focus on techniques known as rounding and backing, sewing a multi-sectioned book, end papers construction, , edge trimming, making a hollow for the spine, how to pleat corners and set joints lining.

This course will demonstrate leather working with a paring knife you will be taught to prepare your leather for covering - this includes tool preparation and paring techniques, how to trim the leather accurately, attach the boards and cover paper.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
• select and use appropriate materials
• sew a multi-sectioned binding with hemp cords
• round and back a spine
• pare leather accurately
• make a complete half leather fine Binding from start to finish