By Nick Cowlishaw
2 DVDs in the box
This DVD carefully shows the various stages in forwarding a book from folded sections up to the covering stage. Some of the techniques demonstrated are sewing on a frame, rounding and backing, two and three colour endband sewing and board attachment. The covering of the book is demonstrated on the third DVD in the series, Covering in Leather.
Contents - Disc 1 - Forwarding
Endpapers and Board Preparation
- Marking out the Spine for Sewing
- Setting the Sewing Frame
- Plaiting a skein of Thread
- Sewing the Sections of the Book
- The Weaver’s Knot
- Removing the Book Block from the Frame
- Sewing on the Endpapers
- Reducing Spine Swell
- Tipping down Endpapers and Sections
- Spine Gluing
Contents - Disc 2 - Forwarding
Rounding and Backing
Board Cutting and Attachment
- Cutting the boards
- Preparing for board attachment
- Board attachment
- Two Colour Sewing
- Three Colour Sewing
- Hollow back
- Raised Bands
Covering in Leather, the third in this series, takes the bookbinding process to the next stages of preparing for covering, and covering a half binding in calfskin leather and a full binding in goatskin.
Nick Cowlishaw served a six year Hand Bookbinding Apprenticeship and has been a professional bookbinder ever since, with fifty years experience of the craft. He taught Craft Bookbinding full time at the London College of Printing for 18 years and part time at Morley College London for a further 14 years. Nick and his wife Charlotte run a small bindery that was established in 1996.
A 10% discount will be applied automatically if all three DVD in the 'Traditional Bookbinding Technique' series are purchased together.