Piano Hinge Binding

This workshop will teach you this delightful versatile binding with a concertina spine. 

The pages can be a tactile repository for your artwork, someone else’s artwork or text of any sort.

You will learn how to make a hard cover with a window and the skill of sewing sections into a concertina spine.

The skills taught will be suitable for beginners or advanced participants.

When: Tuesday 9th February  2021  10-4pm

Where: At my studio in Box Hill North

Cost: $70   plus materials fee $10

BYO Lunch

Close Tapes Binding Workshop

This time together will enable you to make a small book with a handmade paper cover. The pages can be handmade or commercial paper. The simple stitching will provide a sturdy binding which you can try again at your liesure.

When: 11th March  2021  10 – 1pm 

Where: At my studio in Box Hill North

Cost: $50   All materials provided

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Indigo & Rust 2 Day Workshop

Indigo & Rust

The first workshop I am offering this year will be run for Papermakers of Victoria.

February 27/28 2021

It is a 2 day workshop at Bundoora . You will learn to dye with Indigo, rust your paper and bind it into a book. If you are interested, bookings are done through Papermakers of Victoria on their web site INDIGO & RUST

Exploring the Concertina Book

   

A concertina book is a versatile style. It can be a place to store your artwork, a place to write or collect photos. It may be a travel journal to record your next trip. This bookbinding day will provide a delightful day learning how to make a concertina book and a slip case. Come along and make a book for yourself or to give a friend.

If you are an artist you may wish to bring some of your prints, paintings or drawings to include in your book. The book will be approximately 16cm x 12cm

Skills: In this workshop you will learn to make a concertina book with a hard cover, how to make a slip case in which to keep your book. You will also make a series of models showing variations to a concertina binding.

Date: Sunday 23rd February

Time: 10am – 4pm

Where: Box Hill North

Cost: $70 plus

All materials provided.  Materials fee $7

BYO lunch tea & coffee provided

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Button Hole Book 2 Day Workshop

This November I am running this workshop for Papermakers of Victoria at their studio in Bundoora.

Click here to book   BUTTON HOLE BOOK 

Date & Time: 9 Nov 2019 & 10 Nov 2019 – 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Cost: $160.00 for members, $200.00 for non-members.

Tutor: Barb Adams

This two day workshop will provide a day of making your own print blocks and learning a Button Hole Binding. There will be an opportunity to work with a theme making and sharing your print blocks to enhance your book. You will make one or two books of different shapes and sizes.

Exploring the Concertina

This workshop will be held at the new YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub in Healesville

* SOON       Sunday August 18th 10 – 3

A concertina book is a versatile style. It can be a place to store your artwork, a place to write or collect photos. It may be a travel journal to record your next trip. This bookbinding day will provide a delightful day learning how to make a concertina book and a slip case. Come along and make a book for yourself or to give a friend.

If you are an artist you may wish to bring some of your prints, paintings or drawings to include in your book. The book will be approximately 16cm x 12cm

Skills: In this workshop you will learn to make a concertina book with a hard cover, how to make a slip case in which to keep your book. You will also make a series of models showing variations to a concertina binding.

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Coptic Binding Workshop

Coptic binding is one of the earliest forms of stitching pages together. 

It dates back to the early Christians in Egypt. 

This binding creates an attractive chain stitch across the spine of your book

which enables the book to open flat.

This workshop will teach you an interesting hard cover style which I learnt from Sandy Webster.  It makes the attaching of the cover easier and allows for concentrating on the coptic binding.

It is suitable for those wishing to learn the binding or revise the stitch.

Date: Sunday 23rd June

Time: 10am – 4pm

Where: Box Hill North

Cost: $70 plus

All materials provided.  Materials fee $7

BYO lunch tea & coffee provided

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A Book for yourself and A Book to give away

A book is an intimate artefact

that serves as a tactile repository

for private or shared collections

of writing & images

This wrap around book with a strong cover is a useful place to take notes, collect samples, store images or use as a journal on trips. In this workshop you will make two books with art paper pages and a sturdy cover.  The binding is simple and there will be time to personalise your book and the book you are giving away. You can make them the same size or make one smaller than the other.

Date: Thursday 9th May

Time: 10 – 4

Where: Box Hill North

Cost: $70

All materials provided.  Materials fee $15

BYO lunch.  Tea and coffee provided.

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JUST INDIGO

During this 2 session workshop, the fascinating process of dyeing in the Indigo vat will be explored in detail.   On the first day you will learn how to wrap, clamp, roll, fold and dip your papers in a variety of ways using a wide variety of commercial and handmade papers. You will dye the fabric for the cover of your book, which you will make in the second session.

 

Thursday  14th February 2019

Time: All Day 10 – 4

Friday 15th February 2019

Time : Afternoon 1 – 4

Day two is an afternoon session, where you will assemble your beautifully dyed book pages and stitch them together with the indigo dyed thread.  This book will be a wonderful place to to display your attractive papers and record what you have learnt about Indigo.

 

Place: Box Hill North

Cost: $100 plus $15 materials fee.

All materials provided.

BYO lunch on Day 1

Tea and coffee provided.

 

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Ballarat Workshop

A Warm Winter Book Workshop

A book is an intimate artefact

that serves as a tactile repository

for private or shared collections

of writing & images.

                                             Tutor: Barb Adams

When : 10am – 4pm Sunday 26th August

Where: Enfield

Cost: $50

(concession $40)

BYO lunch, tea and coffee provided.

Spend a cosy Sunday together learning the skill of book binding.

We will make a lovely ‘take anywhere’ journal with a wrap around cover and a simple notebook which you can teach others to make later. No experience necessary.

Suitable for adults only.

Email Barb to register and receive more details   barb@barbadams.com

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