Angela’s bookbinding courses are aimed at students of intermediate level, particularly those who have taken a beginners’ course and would like to expand their knowledge.
The optional special subject for this course is rebacking of cloth and leather bindings. This is a large subject, but we will look at some general methods and see how to assess the books to be treated. Some general guidelines can be given, but each book will be different, and advice will be given on how best to deal with each particular problem.
If students do not wish to follow this subject, they may bring any projects they would like to work on and they will be given help and advice to enable them to progress.
Beginners are welcome to come if they wish to follow a longer course than the introductory weekend course in January with Sarah Jarrett-Kerr or are unable to attend this. However, they should not attempt this special subject, and they should make sure they are familiar with binding structures before tackling restoration projects.
Please note that there is a charge of £10 to cover basic materials used during the course.
Tutor: Angela Sutton
Lunch Monday 9 – Lunch Friday 13 March
Fees (£): 791 675 675 453
Angela Sutton first learnt bookbinding in evening classes with Ian Ross at the former Oxford Polytechnic, and then went to the Camberwell School of Art and Crafts to study archive preservation and repair. She works as a freelance bookbinder specialising in restoration and preservation, and is an established teacher validated by the Society of Bookbinders. She taught the weekly recreational course at the Malvern Hills College (the local adult education institution) for many years, and now runs local workshops as well as giving tuition in her own bindery and teaching regularly at Dillington. Her textbook ‘Bookbinding in Pictures’, a book (or CD) of bookbinding instructions for beginners, sells widely in many countries. Angela is Chairman of the Birmingham and Central region of the Society of Bookbinders.