Traditional Leather Binding





Instructor: Sam Ellenport
Skill Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Materials Fee: $85.00
Length of workshop: 3 days



Workshop description: 

During the three-day workshop, students will learn to work with leather and will produce leather bindings using traditional methods. Students will measure, cut, pare and cover a number of books in a variety of binding styles. Historical differences in binding techniques will be discussed. Students will learn to prepare books for leather binding. They will produce several one-quarter and three-quarter bindings as well as a full-leather binding. While books will be provided, students may bring their own. These should be small and already sewn. Students may bring their own leather, though materials will be provided. At the workshop’s end, students will have several books bound in leather but not decorated.


Date: Wednesday Thursday, and Friday June 21, 22, 23, 2017

Materials/equipment to be supplied by student:
bone folder
straight edge
box-cutting knife
self-healing mat for cutting
paste brush
sheet of decorative paper
skiving knife if possible (there will be knives available at the store for sale)


Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:
binders board
filler board
ining papers
wax paper
case folders (these will also be on sale in the store)

Traditional Leather Binding Materials $85.00
Location Focus on Book Arts
1928 21st Avenue
Forest Grove OR 97116