Victorian Bookbinders Guild

For all interested in the Art, Craft and Practice of Bookbinding                                             

Presenter Jim Finger

In this workshop we will explore the production methods of the oldest surviving complete codex books from the Nag Hammadi area of Egypt. These books show the migration of the scroll to the codex, and so have a significant place in the history of the book.

 Participants will take home a model of the Nag Hammadi binding style.

Workshop cost   $70.00 per person plus materials cost $60.00 to be paid on the day.

Booking essential.   Minimum for workshop to proceed 4, maximum 10 participants. If booked out the workshop will be repeated. 

Materials used  Goatskin leather, card. Papyrus, glue, are provided at a cost of $60.00 payable on the day by cash.

Workshop max  10 people    Saturday  24 March date   9am to 5 pm

Conducted at Hawthorn West Uniting Church or Belgrave South dependent on numbers

Bring your own  hand tools,  ruler, scalpel, japanese hole punch if available, paring knife, cutting mat,  And your  lunch.

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