Advanced Bookbinding Classes


A Little Leather?

Later this week we will be excitedly tearing these enticing brown paper wraps open in preparation for the Advanced Bookbinding Class this Saturday.

This, of course, is our leather stash.  Leather bindings are a particular speciality here at Downie Allison Downie.  It is a very skilled way of binding, which fewer binderies can do these days.  Due to the lack of these skills still being taught, and of course the ever increasing prices of leather, it is certainly becoming one of our more high end services.

On our Advanced Bookbinding Class we spend the day binding a notebook in leather - much like this one I made as an example in our last class.  We have a choice of leather for the spine and an even wider choice of beautiful papers for the sides to make your book truly the only one of its kind.

We show you how to work with the leather to stretch it over the book's spine and how we create the decorative raised bands.  Hopefully we'll even have time for a little bit of gold tooling too!

Our Advanced Bookbinding Class usually requires a little prior bookbinding experience but if you would like to join us you can find out all the dates and details on our classes page.  Or if you'd like to know more about our leather binding and repair work you can by clicking here.