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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF BOOKBINDING | Introduction to Bookbinding, Level 2

Hosted/Organized by: American Academy of Bookbinding


JULY 13 – 17, 2020 | PETER GERATY | $800
Students who have taken previous bookbinding classes will find an opportunity in this course to further develop their skills and to deepen their knowledge of the materials and techniques used in bookbinding. Students will pick up where they left off in Level 1, starting with a rounded-spine case binding. They will then construct a millimeter binding — a style of binding that utilizes small amounts of leather, as more of a decorative element than structural. In a millimeter binding it is the internal aspects of the binding that carry the strength, not the leather, making it a lovely way to introduce a beginning binder to leather. Different styles of end sections will be discussed as well as different methods for sewing the textblock. We will also handsew endbands and consider how we may use the leather in combination with paper and fabric to create one of a kind books. This class is a great way for students to advance their skills and prepare themselves for the Traditional Half Leather Binding class or the Fundamentals of Fine Leather Binding.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Bookbinding I or equivalent experience. This course may be repeated as needed or desired.

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