Tine Krijnen

A 5 Bookbinding and Tooling

This three days workshop gives the opportunity to learn how to make gorgeous books for your Dolls house.

The class will start with an introduction about the different types of binding, and how to make simple blank books with an illustration on the cover. Students will continue to work on elaborate blank books with ribs on the spine, headband a lovely endpapers.

During the second day we will work on a book with text. Several titles will be available. The titles already available last year :Tulip book (1637), Book about bookbinding and the book (1658) or Vergilius Maro (1735).

And the new titles: Songs of Shakespeare, Rembrandt’s sketch book and ?

On top of that we will learn how to decorate the covers with gold and silver tooling. Golden lines, ornaments and titles on the front and on the spine.

Every student can work on their own pace under the guidance of the instructor.

The type and number of books the student will make depends on the student's experience.

This class will be for all levels.


Materials fee:  €uro 40.-  paid to the teacher first day in class.

This includes;  triangle ruler, imitation leather for  30 books, ultra thin leather for two books. Off-set printed sheets of one of the chosen titles to bind, headband, endpaper and bookbinding glue.

The sewing frame, ornaments, holder, heat source will be brought by the teacher for the students to use.

There is an option to buy more ultra thin leather if students would like to make more leather bound books.