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Course summary
50 hours
320 GBP
Tunbridge Wells
Leisure / Fun Classes

Course description

Bookbinding: If you are interested in the upcycling of books this Bookbinding course will teach you how to make: , a single section pamphlet binding incorporating a cloth spine, , use coloured endpapers and marble board papers,, how to sew multi section bindings including a flat back and round back case bindings,, and how to trim a sewn book block using the binderies electric guillotine, , You will also in the preparation of the round back case binding learn how to back a book block in a traditional lay press. The production of a quarter leather binding with five raised bands introduces you to leather paring, learning how to sew silk headbands and to produce a label for the spine. The production of a spine label will introduce you to gold tooling using foil. , The course also includes an introduction to book restoration and the technique of re-backing a cloth bound book in need of repair. , Students with an interest in Bookbinding, all levels are welcome. , It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity. If you need to bring a carer with you, or be accompanied by another person, please ask to speak with the Programme Manager.

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About provider

Kent Adult Education

Kent Adult Education

Kent Adult Education provides an extensive programme of courses aiming to meet the varied needs and interests of Kent communities. This summary sets out the ways in which Kent Adult Education will deliver learning opportunities to fulfil the purpose and...


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Kent Adult Education

Unit A-B London Road Trading Estate
ME10 1SX Sittingbourne

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