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BOOKBINDING WORKSHOP: Hardcover Longstitch journal (leather spine + hard covers)
Learn how to make a useful and practical journal with a soft-leather spine and two hardboard covers, hand-stitched using coloured thread and a beautiful Longstitch binding technique. Your book's hard covers can be created from 'found things' such as vintage hardcover novels, cigar box lids, or boards wrapped with interesting papers (such as designer wallpaper, fabric, or handmade papers). Bring your own hardcover 'found thing' or use something from the variety supplied. All materials are provided in the workshop, and you can choose from a selection of eco-friendly upcycled leathers, an assortment of different papers for the book’s pages, and a colourful range of waxed-linen threads to make a unique and personalised journal. Ideal for complete beginners, as well as those who would like to expand their range of bookbinding techniques. You'll be able to examine finished examples of a variety of Longstitched books (both hardcover and soft leather covered), and draw inspiration from the variations and possibilities. All tools and materials are provided as part of the workshop, but you are welcome to bring your own items from home (i.e. A3 cutting mat, a metal ruler, craft/Stanley knife, pencil, awl, bonefolder, and any sheets of fancy/coloured/found papers you'd like to use in the creation of your book) Comprehensive instructions and templates are also included, to enable you to continue making more books at home. Location: 140 Weller Rd, Tarragindi (plenty of parking available) Time: 1pm to 5pm Cost: $90 per person Bookings essential: email [masked] or phone[masked]

BVAC Arts Hub

140 Weller Rd, Tarragindi. Next to Wellers Hill School. · Brisbane

What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in bookbinding, book crafts, artist books, and handmade books in general. All skill levels are welcome. Throughout the year, we'll cover a huge variety of different bookbinding styles, demonstrating and practicing everything from handstitched leatherbound notebooks, to folded paper mini-books, to Japanese stab-bound books, to Coptic-sewn sketchbooks/scrapbooks, and everything in between. I started this group to meet other bookbinding/book-crafts enthusiasts, and to bring us together on a regular basis to encourage sharing of our bookbinding projects, ideas and skills. Monthly Masterclass workshops will also be on offer (all materials, templates, and instructions provided; costing between $50-$120pp for a 4hr weekend workshop) for anyone keen to learn new techniques from a professional bookbinding tutor.

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