Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 13, 14, 15 and 20, 21, 22, 2020

This six-day course introduces many intermediate techniques necessary for traditional binding structures. These include rounding and backing, sewn core end bands, edge treatments,  sewing the text block with recessed cords, hollow tubes, head caps, visible and invisible hinges, trimming with a plough and making protection packets for the end papers and text block. Participants will sew two models, completing one as a German case binding and the other as a Bradel binding.

This is a CBBAG member course. Non-members of CBBAG will need to become members ($60.00 per year). Please join online at

This course will run 2 consecutive weekends. Fri, Sat and Sun – March 13, 14, 15 and March 20, 21, 22 from 9:30 to 4:30.

Instructor: Spike Minogue
Workshop Cost: $500.00 CBBAG members, $560.00 non-members ($60.00 towards membership)
Material Fee: $40.00 (paid in cash to the instructor at the workshop)
Prerequisite: Bookbinding I
Location: Spike Minogue’s Letterpress and Bookbinding Studio, 9585 Hwy 15, Franktown, ON K7A 4S7 (Parking is free, transportation – car pooling may be able to be arranged)
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Register: on Eventbrite or contact the instructor at
Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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