Thursday, April 19, 2012

Letterpress Binding with Garry Lavis

Saturday/Sunday August 18/19, 2012

Tutor: Garry Lavis

Garry is an experienced binder and TAFE teacher.

Workshop Description

Letterpress Binding of a text block previously sewn on four recessed cords, laced into the cover boards, half bound in leather with raised bands  on the spine, sides covered with bookcloth.

Using  the following Tools

Bone folder, cutting and paring knives,  board shears, straight edge, hammer, awl, paring stone, pencil and notebook.

The Bindery has tools to lend to participants if required.


Cartridge paper or similar for end leaves, approx.120gsm, bookcloth, headbands, strawboard,(2400 um), paste, PVA. Leather will be provided.

Skills Practiced

Sewing sections, and lacing in cover boards on recessed cords, preparing and affixing of end papers, spine linings, attaching head bands and raised spine bands, rounding and backing the textblock, paring leather both by hand and machine and binding in leather with raised bands.

See the Link below for information on How to Book


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