Creating a Medieval Binding – 12 Nov
When: Saturday 12 November 2022, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Where: Room 3, (COTA) Hughes Community Centre, Hughes, ACT.
Over the next four or so “Saturday Meetings” we will be exploring the binding structures of a Medieval book.
By physically reconstructing the form we will gain an understanding of the functional characteristics, the process of sewing the codex, attaching wooden boards and working with leather.
We would be interested to see any example of Medieval bindings members have constructed in the past, and hear your thoughts about the process.
On Sat 12 November, we will be folding the text block and stitching a practice head band. Materials will be provided on the day.
An email has been sent to members about this binding project.
We see these meetings as a collective learning experience and encourage members to do their own research and share their findings.
What to bring:
- Your bookbinding kit
- Bone folder
- Retractable sharp knife with snap off blades
- Cutting mat
- Fine pencil and notebook
- Camera/phone to take images
Look forward to seeing you all there!