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   $100.00 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    TBA

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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Tue Feb 26 @18:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting February Marbling
Sat Mar 02 @09:00 - 06:00PM
Workshop Case Binding 101
Fri Mar 15 @09:00 -
Melbourne Book Art Fair.15-17th
Tue Mar 26 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting March Bread and Cheese Club
Tue Apr 16 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting April Note special date
Sat May 04 @10:00 - 06:00PM
Clunes Book Town 14th -16th
Tue May 28 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting May Topic to be confirmed.
Tue Jun 25 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting June Topic to be confirmed.
Sat Jun 29 @09:00 - 05:00PM
Workshop Conservation Boxes
Fri Jul 05 @09:00 - 09:00PM
Rare Book Week and Book Fair 04-15th
Tue Jul 23 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting July Buy Swap and sell, AGM
Sat Jul 27 @09:00 - 05:00PM
Workshop Thesis Binding
Sat Aug 10 @09:00 - 05:00PM
Workshop Nag Hammadi
Tue Aug 27 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting August Carmelite Library Joint Meeting
Tue Sep 24 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting Sept To Be decided
Sat Oct 12 @09:00 - 04:00PM
Workshop Britannica section
Tue Oct 22 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting October topic to be confirmed
Fri Oct 25 @12:00 -
Bind 19 Bookbinding Conference Sydney 25-27
Sat Nov 02 @09:00 - 04:00PM
Workshop to be confirmed
Tue Nov 26 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting November. Binding Challenge and Breakup

Victorian Bookbinders Guild Inc.  Incorporated 1981     Registration No A2896  ABN: 97 853 169 281     PO Box 355, Seddon West, Victoria 3011