Victorian Bookbinders Guild

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

Case Binding 101 is the first workshop for those considering making their own books.


The participants will learn a range of essential basic skills which are essential to stable and workable books. These skills involve understanding paper, board and board cloth, preparation of the book block including simple stitching,  preparation of the end papers, boards, and cloth covers, correct measuring, correct cutting, and use of adhesives. These skills form the basis of  almost all binding from simple to complex binding structures. Using a minimal toolkit, these bindings can then be reproduced at home. All materials are supplied and the Guild tool kits can be used by participants who do not have their own tools.

This workshop is a prerequisite for most other workshops.

Cost. The workshop including materials and the use of the Guild tools. $50.00                                     New members  who join the Guild before the workshop can apply for fee  relief.

This workshop would normally be held at West Hawthorn Uniting Church where the Guild meets regularly,  however numbers may dictate different venues.

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Meetings & Events

Tue Jul 23 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Monthly Meeting July Buy Swap and sell, AGM
Sat Jul 27 @09:00 - 04:00PM
Workshop Conservation Boxes
Sat Aug 10 @09:00 - 04:00PM
Workshop Thesis Binding 10 August 2019
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 Case Binding 101
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