BINDING re:DEFINED 2023 Programme 
all classes run from 10am - 4/5ish


The 2023 programme differs from previous years in that all classes are led by Lori Sauer. Guest tutors will return in 2024.

We hope you'll enjoy the line-up and please note that a couple of the classes are offered on more than one date, giving more opportunity to participate.



                      Dos Rapporté                  February 11th              

                      The Pleated Hinge          March 25th - 26th

 
                      Binder's Wallet                April 22nd - 23rd
                                                                                         

                       Ascona Album                 May 18th - 20th             

                       Dos Rapporté                  August 5th                                                                                                                                                              
                       Removable Case             September 9th -10th

                       The Pleated Hinge          November 18th -19th                                                                                                                                                                                         
        

                                                                                                       

    

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Dos Rapporté

February 11th    £110.00

The Dos Rapporté binding (roughly translated as hooked on spine) is a sleek and refined method of spine and board attachment giving a perfectly flat opening. It has an elegant and contemporary character and the clean surface invites many possibilities for design. During the day participants make a full cloth binding.

This binding is a development of Benjamin Elbel's; Lori is a certified instructor for his company, bookbinding out of the box.

​Experience required.

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Pleated Hinge

March 25th - 26th      £220.00

This neat little book is a glueless structure sewn on specially shaped vellum tapes that weave through the covers. It is minimal and elegant with a flat opening.

Participants will make an initial book with limp paper covers and a second book with stiff boards. The cover is often made from a single piece of material but it is also possible to make in separate pieces depending on individual design.

This binding is suitable for conservation work and can be dressed up or down depending on its end use. It's a great one to add to the repertoire.

Basic experience required.

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Binder's Wallet

April 22nd - 23rd    £240.00  

The binder's wallet is inspired by the wallets fly fishermen use to protect and carry their hooks, flies, lines and other ephemera. The originals come in various forms but typically have parchment pages arranged into pockets with central leaves of thick felt. They can be covered in leather or canvas and have further pockets on the inner cover. They are held together with a buckled strap or metal fastener.

 

The books made in this workshop incorporate three methods of page attachment, all with no sewing. The leaves are made from strong non-woven polyester and wrapped in beautiful hide. They are adapted to hold the smaller items of a binder's basic kit and can easily be carried in the hand.

 

Lori wrote an article for The New Bookbinder, vol. 40, 2020, about the history of fly fishing wallets and her adaptations for use by binders.

N.B. Sewing machines are required for the class so please make arrangements to bring your own. BrD is unable to supply these.

No fishing experience required.

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Ascona Album

May 18th - 20th      £335.00

This is an undeniably beautiful album with excellent opening. There is no sewing and no trimming is needed after assembly.

Participants will make a large format album in a full cloth, bradel-style binding. They will make their own scoring templates and learn how to incorporate relief decoration. Everyone goes home with a highly professional looking product that is very clean and sharp.

This album was originally developed by the former director of Centro del bel Libro, Edwin Heim, and subsequently tweaked by Ben Elbel. Lori now brings you its delights.

Experience required

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Dos Rapporté

July 8th     £110.00

 

The Dos Rapporté binding (roughly translated as hooked on spine) is a sleek and refined method of spine and board attachment giving a perfectly flat opening. It has an elegant and contemporary character and the clean surface invites many possibilities for design. During the day participants make a full cloth binding.

This binding is a development of Benjamin Elbel's; Lori is a certified instructor for his company, bookbinding out of the box.

​Experience required.

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Removable Case

September 9th - 10th     £220.00

The case for this binding is attached to the text-block without glue - a structure Lori has devised with conservation in mind. Because of its specially constructed spine, all components come apart for ease of repair or replacement.

Participants learn a simple form of stub binding, dye bits of vellum and acquaint themselves with Tyvek.

Basic experience required.

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Pleated Hinge

November 18th - 19th     £220.00

 

This neat little book is a glueless structure sewn on specially shaped vellum tapes that weave through the covers. It is minimal and elegant with a flat opening.

Participants will make an initial book with limp paper covers and a second book with stiff boards. The cover is often made from a single piece of material but it is also possible to make in separate pieces depending on individual design.

This binding is suitable for conservation work and can be dressed up or down depending on its end use. It's a great one to add to the repertoire.

Basic experience required.

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BINDING re:DEFINED

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