29. Historical Limp Bindings
January 17th – February 7th 2023
Tuesdays, 6:30PM-9:30PM (12 hours, 4 days)
Materials fee: $48.30 included with registration fee
Class size: 6
Minimum students: 3
Registration closes: January 10th
Previous bookbinding experience recommended
3 spots taken, 6 spots remaining.
Once you add to cart, your spot will be held for 10 minutes, giving you time to complete your checkout.
In this course we will examine models of limp bindings and make two different styles of historic limp bindings that were in use in Europe during the 16th Century. We will be working with leather and real goat parchment in this workshop. Previous bookbinding experience recommended.
Materials include: parchment, sheepskin leather, alum tawed pigskin if I can find some (otherwise it’ll be goat leather), lots of nice paper, linen fabric, artificial sinew, PVA glue, linen thread, wheat paste, etc.
Location: Multipurpose Studio
The Centre for Craft’s Multipurpose Studio is located in the same building as the Mary E. Black Gallery at 1061 Marginal Road, Suite #140, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Additional location Description: We are located in the Halifax Seaport between Pier 21 and the NEW Farmer’s Market. There is a train car in front of our main entrance.
Weather-Related Closure Policy:
For weather-related closures, students will be notified of updates via email 3 hours in advance of the class start time.
If it is less than 3 hours before a class is scheduled to start, the students will be notified by email and over the phone.
Please review the above information and contact us as soon as possible if it is necessary to cancel or make changes.
- Cancellations with 7 or more business days notice can receive a full refund.
- Cancellations with 4-6 business days notice will only be issued a 75% refund.
- Cancellations with 1-3 business days before the first day of class will result in a 50% refund.
- No shows and cancellations less than 1 business day before will result in charges of the FULL class fee and are NOT eligible for any refund.
For a list of all our policies, please visit: https://craftcourses.ca/protocols-policies/
Rhonda Miller is a bookbinder with nearly twenty years experience and she has an undying fascination with book structure and historical bookbinding techniques. As a book artist, she does custom bookbinding, book repair and restoration, artists books, and paper marbling. Her work has been included in book art exhibits in various locations and in 2018 she won the Heritage Washi Award for her book in the CBBAG Art of the Book Exhibition. She has contributed to a number of bookbinding publications and has been interviewed for the Bookbinding Now podcast series.
While earning her Masters of Library and Information Studies, she took bookbinding courses through the Dawson Printshop at Dalhousie University. Later, she continued to develop her skills through a variety of workshops and intensive learning events such as the Paper and Book Intensive. Rhonda is owner and operator of MyHandboundBooks and Scotia Bookbinding and she teaches bookbinding classes at Craft Nova Scotia and at The Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio. MyHandboundBooks.com