Kathy Abbott

Kathy Abbott is a bookbinder and freelance tutor. A graduate of Roehampton University, she is a partner of Benchmark Bindery, set up in 2009 with Tracey Rowledge. She is a founder member of the bookbinding group: Tomorrow's Past and her book Bookbinding: A step-by-step guide was published in 2010.

Describe your approach to teaching:

My approach to teaching. I am passionate about bookbinding and I always try to convey some of that excitement and enthusiasm to my students, and also to teach them good working practices.

What inspires your own work?

I love the materials used in bookbinding. Responding to the text of a book, I use the materials to create a sensitive , abstract expression of the narrative content.

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