June 26 Meeting at West Hawthorn Uniting Church. Mini workshop Making Titles. Visitors welcome
A hands on session on the basics of making titles. A demonstration of gold foil titles using a blocking press and hand tools. Then time to experiment with the use of the blocking press, and the use of hand tools, with a few hints on how to be successful with titles. We will have cloth covered boards as workpieces, gold foil, hand tools, training aids. Maybe yu have a book awaiting a title, bring it along. Bring a black ink stamp pads would be if you have one. Be ready for some serious work and a lot of enjoyment.
Registration is essential to make sure we have enough materials. There is no charge for attending and participating. REGISTER HERE TITLING MINI WORKSHOP
Guild Meeting May 2018 Discussions of ideas for the Binding Challege
Design Ideas a presentation at the May Meeting by Jim Finger
Our Binding Challenge for the year is the unbound sheets of Nolan Landscapes and Legends, A retrospective. This work looks at the art of Sydney Noland as displayed at an exhibition in theNational Gallery of Vctoria in 1987.
The idea of this presentation was to generate discussion and stimulate interaction and ideas as to how we design the book, and how we design books in general. Its very easy to learn a method of making a book and then just keep using the same method. Its harder to learn new methods, and then do enough work to be reasonably proficient in that method, before we move on to the next new thing. But its again harder again to generate a fusion of the two, to marry the creative ideas with the best techniques, so then end result is attractive, communicative and functional. At least it is for me so I think maybe others have the same challenges.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of VBG Inc.
Will be held will be held on Tuesday July 24th 2018
at the West Hawthorn Uniting Church, 10 Power St, Hawthorn West, meeting room commencing at 7pm.
Following the AGM we will have a member’s buy, swap sell evening – see enclosed notice
Annual General Meeting Agenda 2018
Committee positions (newsletter editor)
Only current financial members are permitted to participate and vote at the AGM
24 April our meeting was at the State Libray behind the scenes in the Conservation Department
A night at the State Library.
A good group of 12 members and friends enjoyed a night with the conservators at the State Library, and we are thankful for the opportunity to see behind the scenes.
The facilities make us amateur binders drool, having ample space, great equipment, excellent natural light during the day, and pretty impressive artificial light as well.
Tuesday 22th May 2018
Bring along your current projects and share your progress. Bring your questions, and book problems.
We will look at progress of some ideas for the Binding Challenge 2018.
Previous articles of Interest from 2017
Alex Carter is offering his bindery for sale as a whole. Inspection by appointment. 9499 2076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Case Binding 101 is the first workshop for those considering making their own books.
Sidney Nolan Landscapes and Legends, a set text.
This is the exhibiton catalogue of th retrospective exhibition 1937-1987, and consists of 176 A4 pages in 11 sections with numerous colour and black and white pictures for inspiration. 10 copies of uncut sheets are available upon registration or you may purchase your own copy and rebind.
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.
I will be opening my bindery as a trial on Thursday evenings in May to allow Guild members another option for their projects. The Bindery is small, allowing only 6 people plus myself if we want to do serious work. However happy to have others drop in and see the facilities.
Have you recently completed a project? Our members would love to hear about it!
Please send a short paragraph and a picture to the Editor, preferably by email to email@example.com so that we can include your account in our next newsletter and on our website.
We also encourage members to share their achievements and experiences at club nights. Bring along photos, drawings or examples and feel welcome to talk about these as part of the meeting.