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Introduction to Gothic Binding

January 12

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Instructor: Don Taylor
Location: CBBAG bindery
Duration: 4 Days, Sat-Sun Jan 12-13 and 19-20
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Course Fee: $420 members/$480 non-members
Materials Fee: $40 payable to instructor
Prerequisite: Bookbinding 1 or permission of instructor

This four-day course will cover the construction and finishing of a 15th c. style Gothic book. The model will feature sewing on double raised cords, shaped and laced on boards, braided leather endbands over a sewn primary endband and covering in quarter goatskin which will be finished with blind tooling. The companion workshop, Gothic Book Hardware, 2019WKSP-02, will cover clasps and bosses suitable to the period.

Don Taylor is a bookbinder and restorer who works and teaches in Toronto. He was trained in bookbinding and design at Sheridan College and the Three Schools of Art and has studied with Betsy Palmer Eldridge. His work is exhibited widely and is represented in public and private collections across Canada and he can be found at www.dontaylorbookbinder.com/ He has taught for CBBAG since 1984.


January 12


CBBAG Bindery
180 Shaw Street, Suite 102
Toronto, Ontario Canada