I was selected as a teacher at Guild School in Castine, America for 2010. I taught two 12 hour classes.
Autograph book with leather cover An open book - Struwelpeter Fully printed book with illustrations - Spell Book (really just home remedies - nothing sinister). Leather cover with blind tooling.
Extra materials will always be available to allow you to make more books each day should time allow.
The ability to follow instructions is all that is required to guarantee success. A steady hand and good eyesight is an advantage and it is recommended that extra light be brought along if at all possible. If you have an Opti Visor or other such 'seeing aid' by all means, bring it along. It will help you to thread the Number 15 beading needle!
What was provided:
Number 13 beading needle
Set of 4 Number 15 beading needles
Double zero beading thread
285 gram board for covers
Marbled end papers
Inside papers for the text block
What they had to bring: (Picture below)
Cutting mat - the green self-healing type is ideal
Pencil - propelling pencil is ideal preferably with .05 lead or thinner
Small metal ruler -the one that is about 200mm long
Normal sized metal ruler, preferably with cork backing
Craft knife with *several* BRAND NEW number 11 blades (at least 8)
Sewing guide ruler, fairly essential but don’t buy especially (see below for a picture)
Syringe filled with Tacky glue
Brush - chisel ended number 4 is ideal
Sharp scissors - I use Fiskars but any small sharp pair of scissors is fine.
Ball tool - (ball stylus like you use for curling mini petals) not shown
Rotary cutter if you have one, useful but not essential
Bone folder. (I will have some for sale if you contact me in advance)
What was available to you:
The first thing we will do is to make a lead weight which you will need in the process of making the books. I will provide the material and the lead shot but each course participant must bring along an empty box, which we will fill with lead and then cover. An ideal size is the box that holds 12 lead pencils. There is a photo on the left. The measurements of such a box are: 175 mms by 48 mms by 15mm
Any enquiries about courses, e mail Barbara Brear firstname.lastname@example.org