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The making of books, the teaching of bookbinding and the association with other bookbinders and book artists has become the focus and passion of my life. Bookbinding has many aspects and we debate a lot about the precise definitions of various aspects but, working with our hands within this discipline, challenging our skills and creativity is intriguing, frustrating and exciting.
Sydney Bookbinding

Make a Girdle Book


In this workshop studentswill create a medieval style leather “girdle book”.

These books were worn by monks, nobles and women in medieval times. The long tapered tail at the end of the book was slipped through the belt or girdle, and the knot/knob at the end stopped the book from coming off. The book hangs upside down, for easy reading while still on one’s belt or girdle.

Joy Tonkin – a master binder and experienced tutor from Canberra – will be taking this workshop.  Some leather paring will be done, but tools and all materials will be provided.  Book early as spaces are limited.
Saturday 2nd July and Sunday 3rd July: 10.00am to 4.00pm both days.

Cost $185.00 this includes the materials used

Book through Amazing Paper – via the shop or the website    www.amazingpaper.com.au

Any further information please reply to Rosemarie via this blog,

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Sydney Bookbinding
Sydney Bookbinding