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Terrie Reddish Bookbinding Workshop; Part One

Terrie Reddish Bookbinding Workshop; Part One

This is the first of a series of two weekend workshops with local bookbinding and letterpress expert Terrie Reddish.

During this workshop you will learn how to manipulate and fold paper to make a variety of non-adhesive books from one piece of paper.

We will cover how to:
- Identify grain direction in paper and understand its importance
- Measure and fold accurately
- Cut and tear paper
- Make tear resistant slots
- Use this structure in a variety of creative alternatives
- You will also be taught how to make a concertina structure (also known as accordion or leporello binding).
- This style of book can be used to present artwork, showcase poetry, display photographs; the possibilities are endless. Participants will take away a variety of book structures.

Workshop: Bookbinding Part One: One Sheet Wonders and Concertinas (Ref: 1934)

Tutor: Terrie Reddish

Numbers: Limited to 12 participants, this workshop is suitable for all levels of experience, and particularly to anyone new to bookbinding.

Cost: $65 per workshop, or $120 for Part One and Part Two if pre-booked and paid together.

To book: Contact or call 06 835 9448.

Bookings are essential and pre-payment secures your booking.

*Check out this link for information on Bookbinding Part Two, Flag Books with Terrie Reddish on Saturday 16 November:

What to bring:
- cutting mat
- ruler
- paper folder – this could be a bone folder, Teflon paper folder or an old table knife
- paper A3 or larger – any paper 80 to 200gsm is suitable, you will need a minimum of 6 – 12 sheets of paper, the bigger/ longer the better
- Coins for parking and a gold coin for a cuppa
- Your lunch!

*Teflon paper folders will be available to purchase at $15 each from the tutor.

The use of other tools such as craft knives and needles, plus printed workshop notes will be provided.

About Terrie:
Terrie Reddish was first attracted to learn more about bookbinding after purchasing a 300 year old book in need of repair. Her contact with a traditionally trained and experienced conservator, Paul Taylor, led to bookbinding classes in 2005. Already a member of the Association of Book Crafts, Terrie became their Editrix for six years and continues to manage their Facebook page. She has gone on to study overseas with Don Glaister, Coleen Curry, Dominic Riley, Michael Burke,Fred Pohlmann, John and Joy Tonkin. Terrie teaches bookbinding and pencil drawing throughout NZ.

Terrie uses restored tools and vintage equipment to create unique art, fine press books, broadsheets and prints. Her artwork is often three dimensional and loosely based on book structures. Paper is her main medium. It might be book board, marbled paper, Japanese tissue paper, handmade or recycled paper. Tyvek and Kraft-tex occasionally make an appearance, although they are not technically ‘paper’. Gold foil, fabric and leather feature as well.

Phone: 06 835 9448.

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Saturday 21 September, 10:30am to 3:30pm


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