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Bookbinding Class, American Academy of Bookbinding


  • American Academy of Bookbinding 117 North Willow Telluride, Colorado (map)

FINE LEATHER BINDING IN MINIATURE

Creating a full leather miniature book requires a unique approach to binding. Though many of the materials used in binding full-sized and miniature books are the same, the challenges and solutions, the handling, preparation and hand skills needed are often quite different.

The books you will bind will be full leather with decorative leather headbands, full leather pastedowns, endpapers and concentrate on design work using leather onlays. An exploration of tooling with hand tools designed for miniature binding will be an option, depending on available time and individual student experience and ability. Structural and material choices, and design considerations will be integrated throughout the course. Instructor Gabrielle Fox will be leading the workshop. Cost is $800.