Three Piece Bradel Binding with Elize De Beer

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In this workshop, you will learn how to create a text block and explore this versatile way of creating a book cover. What sets it apart from other case bindings is that the cover boards and spine stiffener are joined together with a strip of sturdy paper before covering. For this reason, the structure is also very well suited to beginners and allows for some creativity when designing the cover. 

During this workshop, you will be sewing your own book block to create your Three Piece Bradel bound cover. You will get creative with your cover by using a selection of papers and bookcloth provided by Liberties Papers. 
10 am to 5 pm with 30 min break in between 

All materials are included. Lunch is not included but there are plenty of places in Terenure to get lunch. 

Please note the early start.


Elize de Beer is an artist and bookbinder and owner of Bookward Bound Bindery, a contemporary bindery that collaborates with artists, writers, designers and all book lovers.
Elize has her origins in South Africa and is now settled in Cork, 

Elize has a strong focus on using traditional and archival bookbinding methods to ensure the longevity and durability of each book. These methods and techniques are then creatively explored to create unique contemporary books. From classic notebooks and sketch books to marbled paper, albums, pop-up books, classic dissertations and artist books; the bindery explores all the ways in which a book can take shape.

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