Snapshot: Bookbinding

25 November 2020, 19:00 to 19:30

Redeye's Snapshots are a series of skill sharing workshops, offering quick insights into artists’ work through their use of creative processes and techniques.

This introductory session will take you through the fundamental skills and tools of bookbinding, before demonstrating a simple pamphlet stitch. The techniques can be adapted to a range of materials to make your own notebooks, zines or photobooks.

For this session you can follow along live to make your own notebook, just make sure that you have the materials listed below ready to go.

Rachael Burns is an arts organiser, curator and workshop leader based in Manchester. She works on a range of collaborative projects, including co-curating the Museum of Half Truths and as a member of Form Collective.

Rachael’s background is in photography and artist book design and binding. She works freelance as a publication designer and has taught traditional bookbinding skills at Manchester School of Art and Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. She is currently working as Redeye’s Events Coordinator and as a Teaching Assistant on the BA Photography programme at MMU.


Who is it for?
This event is free and open to all. Recommended for anyone who wants to have a go at some simple bookbinding techniques.

Watch live on Wednesday 25th November 2020, 7 - 7:30pm.
Online! Booking will close on Wednesday 25th November at 5pm and we will then be in touch with everyone who has registered with the meeting code and password. You will need an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet. This event will take place over Zoom.

What will I need?
If you would like to make your own book live along with the workshop you will need five sheets of A4 paper and an A4 thicker cover paper, or you can use paper of any dimensions as long as you have six sheets that are all the same size.

You will also need a ruler, pencil, needle and thread, the thicker the thread the better but for this initial demonstration any will do. All are welcome whether you would like to make your book along live or not!

Please register for free by 5pm on Wednesday 25th November to receive your invitation to the meeting.

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