Conference 2019brings an exciting change of venue for us, giving you a chance to visit the ancient Roman City of Bath.
The Conference provides a great opportunity for bookbinders of all levels to see demonstrations by knowledgeable experts in a wide range of fields. Amateurs and those with less experience will find inspiration and encouragement; professionals will gain new ideas. If you have not been to a Conference before, you will find it easy to make new friends and to talk to the speakers and other top-level binders. You will find them approachable and always willing to discuss bookbinding matters with you. Competition books will be on display throughout for you to view and enjoy.
The Trade Fair suppliers will be attending with bookbinding materials, tools and books for sale.
Jonathan Bloom Paper before Print
Glenn Malkin Airbrushing for the artistically challenged
Glenn Bartley A box lined with velvet
Edward Cheese Books, Libraries & Museum: Problems and Possibilities for Book Conservation
Sün Evrard Conservation binding in stone veneer
Pascale Therond Gold Tooling
Nesta Davies Tacketed Bindings
Tine Noreille Perfect Measuring, Cutting and Folding
Sol Rebora Reversible Stubs, a technical element useful for conservationof the book and binding
Cristina Balbiano D’Aramengo When printmaking, typography and bookbinding meet. The backstage of limited art editions
Peter Jones Leather Inlays and Onlays
Midori Kunikata Cockram Sunago – the Japanese art of decorating paper with gold leaf
Lester Capon Perforated Vellum Bindings
We had a great time as your committee representing Bookbinders at the Clunes Booktown May5. Official statistics were 15000 attended in the 2 days. We spent our time doing various book making tasks, case binding boxes, book stitching, and gold blocking. We gave away over 100 bookmarks with personal gold blocked names to the people who stopped by for a discussion. See more about Gold Blocking hands on in the Mat 2019 meeting at West Hawthorn Uniting Church.
Debra making boxes, Mary making book block, David holding the Marvels of the Universe, Jim at rear left blocking bookmarks while Helen watches, Tim explaining stitching to 2 visitor on the right.
A full leather copy of; The Perfume of Books, by Erika Mordek, a book on old bindings, so it deserves a full leather binding with a Cambridge Panel, a trade binding pattern from the late 1700's.. But during the blind tooling an overhot tool burns the leather.
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