Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 March 2014
Much emphasis in book collecting has been put on the protective box. Books require a box both for protection and shelf presence.
A clamshell box with raised bands and a leather spine is therefore a perfect solution.
On Saturday Annelies Ploemen shows the student how to measure the book, how to cut and sand the different parts of the box, how to glew the parts and finish them, how to mark up the false bands and bevel off the excess.
On Sunday Jan Camps takes over the course and teaches where to paste parts of leather, how to bevel these parts and how to nip up the false bands and how to work down the leather in the compartments.
Next we finish the two “boxes” with marbled paper and the inside with suède.
During the drying times we demonstrate different ways to finish the leather.
Location Begijnhof Diest, where we start at 9 AM and work till 5 PM.
Price: €247 Leather, marbled paper, suède, board and lunch included. Maximum participants 8.