Course Summary

This Simple Book Binding short course teaches the traditional sewn binding skills in a one day class.

Students will learn how to create simple and beautiful handmade notebooks using traditional bookbinding methods. Using a range of papers, boards, tape and thread you will create an A5 hardcover book with a soft spine.

Course Sessions

Sunday, 23rd June - 1 class


Session ID HXT83102C
23 Jun - 23 Jun 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$289 / $275 (conc)
Teacher
Michelle Lackenby

Sunday, 20th October - 1 class


Session ID HXT83103C
20 Oct - 20 Oct 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$289 / $275 (conc)
Teacher
Michelle Lackenby

Throughout the course student will learn how to sew sections of your text block pages together and create a hardcover with decorative end papers. 

Learn the skills involved to create a case-bound book also known as addition binding. This book is ideal for creating your own journal/notebook in A5 format.

There will be a focus on paper direction and grain, bookmaking tools, methods and techniques.

Students will make an A5 handsewn hardcover journal to take home. Techniques and skills learned during the workshop will allow students to replicate this book binding method at home and make beautiful gifts ideal for personalised handmade gifts.

Michelle is qualified and lectures in the areas of Advertising, Graphic Design, Art and Photography. She loves pushing the boundaries of art and design within the realm of paper and bookbinding. Michelle has over 20 years industry experience in creative fields which lead to the opening of her own business specialising in artist services, events, installations, design and workshops. As the creative Director of Paperazzi Design studio, Mitch oversees the branding, photo shoots, art/design direction for the business. Mitch is also the resident Paper Artist for Paperazzi Design Studio as well as teaching at various tertiary institutions in Melbourne.

Materials for 1 Hardcover journal style book will be supplied.

Please bring a pencil, steel ruler, stanley knife and scissors.

Last updated: June 14, 2024 04:32pm