10.30 a.m. - Meet at Bouchéstrasse 75 for introduction and a short presentation of the craft, focusing on handmade books, illustrated manuscripts and independent publishing.
We will then look at the techniques involved in making books, from various printing styles, end paper patterns and different binding methods. Through a series of demonstrations we will look at a relatively simple book binding technique which can be completed in the short duration of the course.
Before lunch we will work on creating illustrated end papers for our sketchbooks using mono printing and watercolour. These end papers will allow you to personalise your sketchbook and add your own mark.
1.30 a.m. - Lunch
2.30 - After lunch we will begin assembling and binding the sketchbooks. The end papers should eb dry now and Katie will be on hand to assist with the technical challenge of collating and sewing the books using the correct technique.
6 p.m. Admire your books and take them home !