The workshop, which is available for use by members for a small fee, provides bench space, plant, tools and equipment, the cost of which may be beyond the means of individuals.
Workshop equipment comprises blocking machines, type fonts, finishing tools, presses, guillotines, specialist tool items, etc. Materials for bookbinding are also available for sale to members and include various types of board, cloth, buckrams, adhesives, papers, etc.
Attending the workshop provides you with enthusiastic bookbinding company and advice from more experienced members.
To reserve your place
Contact our Workshop Co-ordinator by email
or leave us a message on: 02 9555 5730
As of 1 July 2013, workshop cost is $70.00 unless otherwise stated
Please send your payment within 7 days of reserving your place. The preferred method of payment is by internet transfer.
Please include the following details in the Payment Reference:
If you do not have internet transfer access, please send your cheque or money order made payable to NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders to the address above.
us know what workshops
you would like to us to run.
Saturday and Sunday
A course for people interested in learning traditional and modern bookbinding skills will be run at the Guild's professionally equipped bindery at the NSW Writers Centre, Rozelle. This is a hands-on course, and at the end of the two days, participants will have a number of examples of their work that they can take home.
Cost includes a beginner's
kit and most materials.
Case Bound A5 Book on Tapes (Stage 2)
Saturday 6 April
Re-spine Clothbound books
Saturday 20 April
Dividing and Measuring for Bookbinders
Saturday 4 May
Introduction to Basic Paper Repairs
Saturday 01 June
Jill will discuss and demonstrate her favourite tools and materials and how they are used to gain the best outcomes.
The manipulative skills necessary for the basic repair of paper and books can be built up. They are enhanced by having an understanding of the issues and materials involved, whether it is the makeup of paper or the agents involved in its deterioration, internal and external.
The quality of the materials used in paper repair is particularly important, the aim being to add nothing to the repair process which could have a long term negative impact on the original. An appreciation of the materials and factors involved leads to a critical evaluation of book and paper repair options. High hopes maybe, but being able to make a choice of an appropriate treatment, consistent with conservation practice is the ideal.
Participants will receive a set of notes by email after the class.
Saturday and Sunday 15-16 June
Marbling - Intermediate
Monday 17 June
For those of you with some experience at marbling, following the weekend Marbling course (now filled)
Stage 2-5 Accordion and Pamphlet Bindings
Saturday 6 July
Saturday 20 July
Sewing on tapes and cords
Saturday 31 August or Sunday 1 September
Leather Spine Case Binding
Saturday 05 October
Coptic Binding with Decorated Spine
Saturday 2 November
Introduction to Paste Papers
Saturday 16 November