Leiden, The Netherlands, 4-7 November 2019
Cristina Balbiano d'Aramengo
495 EUR materials included
Promoted yet not organised
by Professione Libro

During this 4-day workshop we will work both on how to make new children’s books – from words to image, from sewing to cover – as well as protecting and repairing already existing children’s books: we will develop childproof bookbinding structures, learn how to make a protective jacket to preserve your own favorite book from childhood, and learn how to make lasting repairs using textile collages.
These are the developed subjects:
- Illustration and words: introducing children's books; visual and practical exercises
- Coherence between structure and content: discussing the contents of the books models and presenting new structures;
- Making a leather binding and an experimental book
- The portaFIABE (Tales bearer): a book-in-progress
Unusual mending of damaged books: recreative repairing, collages, strengthening, casing
The dust jackets
The Collective Book
All the basic materials will be prepared by the teacher and included in the workshop fee, yet participants will be given, together with the individual tools list, a list of specific items and materials to bring, to work on the contents of their books, as well as details about old children’s books to repair / reuse.

One day off in the middle of the class is planned, to give to the participants time to focus on the content of the books and prepare the graphic material, as we will work also on brand new stories making illustrations and elaborating texts and ideas.

Bookbinding and conservation - Book's learning paths