This workshop is a special introduction to bookbinding with artist and professional bookbinder Deanna Hitti. Deanna’s work has won two Artist Book awards and has been acquired by many major institutions including the State Library of Victoria and the National Library of Australia. At present, she is working on a project with cartoonist, artist and poet Michael Leunig.
Because places are very limited, this two-day workshop will be held twice, first on consecutive weekdays and then over the following weekend.
During the two days, Deanna will share her love and knowledge of bookbinding, and the experience she has gained over more than 15 years. The workshop is structured step by step to allow each participant to create their own beautifully finished hard cover journal. A great amount of information will be shared on suitable papers, sewing techniques for securing the spine, through to making a hard cover for the book. The cost of the workshop includes an individual kit of materials put together by Deanna herself. Students will also be asked to provide some very basic items such as sheets of newspaper, rulers and a pencil.
Suitable for the complete beginner or the more experienced craftsperson wanting to create their own archival grade journals, photo albums and artist books.
See Deanna’s books at www.deannahitti.com
A brief materials list will be provided by the Friends’ office after booking.