Nesta Davies - Pocket sample book
For many years Nesta has taught at the City Lit, London, teaching book conservation, book arts, decorated papers and City & Guilds Bookbinding. She particularly likes teaching short workshops and taster days and getting to meet potential bookbinders of the future! Nesta runs her own bookbinding and teaching studio, Leafwork, now based in Dorset and her work is in national and international public and private collections. She was commissioning editor of The New Bookbinder from 2000 – 2012.
A two day workshop creating and binding an A5 book to hold paper or textile samples.
We’ll investigate, then choose and create from, a variety of page styles, sew and bind them into personal sample books with a choice of two styles of cover and learn how to use cloth, paper or textile pieces as covering material.
The morning will be spent learning about the binding and making a version with card covers. Then, in the afternoon, you'll make another version (or the same, depending on what you chose to do) in leather. It also works well with textiles if you don't fancy leather. It's a very flexible book thereby making it an excellent sketchbook!
The technique is ideal for anyone who is used to sewing, measuring and cutting accurately and would suit beginners or those with some experience of bookbinding/ other paper crafts.
There will be home made biscuits with morning coffee, a light seasonal lunch and an enticing cake with a pot of afternoon tea. So why not treat yourself and spend a day being creative in the company of friends ?
Places are limited, so don't delay - book your space today.
Date: Thursday 26th & Friday 27th September 2019
The studio will be open from 9.15am and the workshop will start at 9.30am until 4.30pm (ish) each day.
A £100 deposit will secure your place.
The workshop fee covers all your materials and also included will be homemade biscuits with morning coffee, a light seasonal lunch and an enticing cake with a pot of afternoon tea.