The tutor will demonstrate several methods of making multi-section books and help you to design and make your own. First, you will make two blank notebooks with sewn sections, one with a folded paper cover and one with a cloth or leather cover to learn the basic techniques. This style of soft cover can be made with fabric or soft leather, can be reused and customised for your own purposes
Then there will be time and opportunity to discover how you might use these structures for your own specific purposes. Use of different materials for covers will be discussed together with considerations of size and scale.
Historical examples will be looked at for inspiration and to help you to explore how you might adapt their ideas and structures for yourself.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Susan Hufton trained at Roehampton and now teaches and writes about calligraphy and bookbinding in the UK and abroad. She undertakes public and private commissions, and has pieces in V&A and Crafts Study Centre collections. Susan is a Fellow of The Society of Scribes and Illuminators and Full Member of Letter Exchange.