Explore this fascinating style of binding, which offers many creative possibilities to today's book artist as well as presenting an interesting overview of historical sewing structures, both practical and decorative.
Philippa Räder 3-4 June
Most of the Victorian-era correspondence housed in the Muniment Room of the Royal Archives, Windsor Castle is contained in custom folders of an apparently unique construction, initially repurposed from letter books. This workshop will equip you to recreate one to store your own documents in high style.
This is an excellent opportunity to construct a slipcase for your favourite book. With the opening covered in fine goatskin and rounded at the head and tail to fit the shape of the book spine, this makes a strong, secure and elegant structure which protects while showing off the spine of the book. The main part of the slipcase is covered in cloth or decorative paper.
Dominic Riley 8-9 June This is an elegant leather binding that is ingenious in construction and fairly straightforward to make. It is a very good way of binding small, slim volumes using a minimal amount of leather.