Bookbinding and paper marbling

Bookbinding for all with Marysa De Veer

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About this course

Discover the fascinating craft of bookbinding. Beginners learn every stage of making a book, from folding the paper into sections, to gluing and case-making. Progress to a project such as a more complex binding, repair a personal book or make a box. You may choose to decorate and letter a book cover too. More experienced binders will have the opportunity to renovate their own cloth and leather-bound books.


Marysa De Veer

Marysa de Veer trained in bookbinding and conservation at Guildford College of Technology where she gained a Diploma with merit in 1992. Marysa holds a diploma in Chemistry for conservators from Hammersmith College and has won prizes in restoration as well as highly commended prize for designed bindings with both The Society of Bookbinders as well as Designer Bookbinders. She has attended inspirational innovative monthly bookbinding master classes at L'ecole du Vesinet, Paris. She has also been a judge for the British Print Industry Federation for their British Book Design Awards. She runs Otter Bookbinding Ltd which specialises in printing, binding, restoration and conservation of antiquarian books and bespoke one-off bookbinding.


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