Association of Book Crafts                                      ABC is one of the foremost societies devoted to the craft of fine bookbinding, and bookcrafts, while also supporting  book art in New Zealand.                                         


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The ABC runs a range of bookbinding courses in Auckland.

Here is a summary of the courses.

No prerequisite for doing BookBinding1.=BB1

Ø  The prerequisite for doing BB2 is that the applicant is familiar with the content of BB1, which can be summarised as A general introduction to bookbinding: terminology, tools and materials, different styles of binding, structure of paper, grain, grammage, paper handling, and repair principles. Practical work is a pamphlet stitch booklet and 2 styles of corners.

Ø  The prerequisite for doing BB3 is that the applicant is familiar with the content of  BB2,  which can be summarised as An introduction to sewing an A5 144 page hard-covered conservation-style ruled journal. Paper, boards, thread, tyvek, buckram and patterned papers are provided. This structure is ideal as a journal for notes or drawings.

ABC and affiliated parties events in New Zealand

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03/30/2019
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04/06/2019
Book Binding 3
The next ABC workshop is BOOKBINDING 3 This is a 2-day course. It will be held on Saturday 30th March 2019 and Saturday 6th April 2019, in our Bindery (in the MOTAT Printshop) from 10am to 4pm each day. In...   More
11/18/2019
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11/19/2019
Millimetre Binding by Dominic Riley
AUCKLAND: 18 and 19 November 2019 Millimetre Binding by Dominic Riley This is a refined style of quarter-leather binding that was developed in Denmark in the 1940s. Its name derives from the fact that there...   More
11/20/2019
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11/21/2019
Limp Vellum Binding by Michael Burke
AUCKLAND: 20 and 21 November 2019 Limp Vellum Binding by Michael Burke This is a simple binding structure that was widely used on books during the 16th – 18th centuries, and was revived in the late 19th...   More
11/22/2019
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11/23/2019
The Deluxe Box by Dominic Riley
AUCKLAND: 22 and 23 November 2019 The Deluxe Box by Dominic Riley This luxuriant box was designed to protect rare or valuable books while maintaining the opulence of leather and gold on the bookshelf. It...   More


 

If you wish to book in to any  of the above, then fill in the form, we can forward it on to the respective  organiser. Sending in this form does NOT constitute a completed booking, the booking is only confirmed once a reply has been sent to you from the organiser.