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Paper, Scissors, Book!

Taught by Sarah Drake

Learn the basic skills behind the ancient art of bookbinding with Sarah Drake. Bind two simple books; a concertina album and a small sewn notebook.

Explore the properties of paper; scoring, folding, cutting, gluing and pasting to create a final book you’re proud of.

The Sun 31 May 2:00 PM has Sold Out, so additonal session on Sun 31 May at 4:30 PM has been added.

What to Bring

  • A4 paper- 10 sheets, approx. 80gsm (printer weight paper ok)
  • Light card- approx. A4 size, decorative or plain, approx. weight of cereal box
  • Decorative paper for zig zag album cover- approx. A3 or 2x A4
  • Cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • Bone folder (available from Art supply shops such as Gordon Harris)
  • Metal ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Awl tool (not essential)
  • Bookbinding or tapestry type needle
  • Heavy book for pressing
  • Scrap paper for gluing (junk mail fliers are perfect)
  • $5 cash for materials (card and board for zig-zag album and linen thread for notebook)

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