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Workshop – Over the Edge and Across the Boards

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Over the Edge and Across the Boards
Kate Holland
Corsely, Wiltshire, BA12 7PA
18-19 May

There are thirteen different planes on a book where you can express your creativity and edges and leather comprise over half of them. On day one we will be learning to prepare perfect edges ready for colour or graphite – please note this won’t be an edge gilding class. And on day two we will be exploring myriad different techniques of manipulating and transforming leather, taking a fair calf or an alum tawed goat skin and creating unique textures and effects with dyeing, impressing, craquele and resist to name a few.All materials and tools will be supplied. Just bring your imagination. And a book with edges if you
wish though not necessary.

Suitable for…all levels.

There will be a materials cost of £15 for this workshop.

Kate is a multi award-winning artist bookbinder, specialising in contemporary fine bindings to commission or for exhibition. Working from a converted cowshed, on the outskirts of Frome, she uses traditional materials and techniques to produce a unique, modern binding that reflects the text, illustrations and typeface of the book. She also works with individuals and private presses to produce the whole book, whether one offs or limited editions. She can advise on all aspects of book production from printing, through layout, to binding and boxes. She is a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders, has books in the British, Bodleian and Yale University Libraries as well as many public and private collections internationally and is a regular binder to the Booker prize as well as a recent QEST scholar. She is a very experienced teacher and has initiated many converts to the joys of bookbinding with patience and humour. 


This workshop will be held at Kate’s own bindery and has a maximum number of 7 students.

If this workshop is showing as out of stock on the website and you wish to be put on a waiting list in case a place becomes available, please email db.jointworkshops@gmail.com


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