My biblionautic chums and friends.
Some time agao I was invited to deliver a short residential course at the wonderful Westdean College in bookbinding for the complete and utter beginner.
So with an evening session on Sunday the 28th-finishing early afternoon on the 30th... 7 students, 7 multi sectional flat back case bindings with slip cases and paste papers. All very good, all worked and all the books fitted their slip case. All 7 students had no previous experience, real beginners. 7 very tired but happy students (I hope). One tired tutor.
I am not sure what the students feel, but they were great to work with. I have seen similar work produced by students with far more experience that falls way below the standard set by theMagnificent Seven as I shall always remember them as.
Please note.... there are other colleges/studios/binderies doing stuff, spelling and grammar. Please further note, the opinion of the author may change at any moment. This is due to having an open mind of sorts