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.                                         



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

The Deluxe Box by Dominic Riley

12:00 AM
12:00 AM

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 consists of two trays and a case, as with a conventional clamshell, but with some important differences. It has a rounded wooden spine piece, made from balsa which is very easy to shape. The spine is then covered in leather which can be tooled in gold. The two trays are then attached to the case, producing a finished box that resembles a finely bound traditional leather book

 1-7-19 Dominic and Michael workshops for ABC.pdf

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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.