Be guided through techniques to create a case bound book that opens flat with decorative stitching on the spine. You will be taught to use a variety of tools and the basics of contemporary fine binding. What you will learn can be applied to many binding styles for artist books and contemporary fine bindings.
Materials will be supplied.
A list of what to bring will be provided following registration.
Bookarts, Canberra and Andersen’s Bindery, Sydney are hosting workshops in 2018 by Coleen Curry from USA
Coleen Curry has exhibited internationally and her work is held in many private collections. She studied at the American Academy of Bookbinding (AAB) with Monique Lallier and graduated in 2009 with a diploma in fine binding. Coleen has won international bookbinding prizes and her work has been exhibited around the globe.
The 6 issues of Raised Bands published in 2016 can now be downloaded from the Canberra Craft Bookbinders Guild website. Click on the Newsletter tab from the home page, scroll down and the covers of the newsletter will come into view.
This exhibition of the Australian Bookbinders focuses on contemporary practice in the art form known as Design Binding. On display are over 40 books with unique bindings created by 33 artists; 22 from Australia ( 7 Canberra Guild members), joined this year by 11 from Estonia. Members are Dario Castello, Fabienne Devillard-Nicolaj, Erika Mordek, John Tonkin, Joy Tonkin, Terence Uren and Vicki Woolley.
The Canberra Craft Bookbinders Guild is dedicated to promoting the art of the hand-bound book, and this sumptious survey of works will feature our best in both traditional bookbinding designs and more contemporary alternative bindings. Members of the Canberra Calligraphy Society are passionate about the beauty of letters; their works will illustrate older, traditional scripts used in pre-printing years, modern scripts and artistic ways of interpreting words.