ORIENTAL BINDINGS and lining of fabric - LOR0119
Milan, 19/20 January 2019
Cristina Balbiano d'Aramengo

Two full days to get closer to Far East bindings.

We will deal with different Chinese and Japanese models and study the basic sewing structure plus some variations. We will also study some basic construction by working with traditional concertina.

We will use Oriental paper for the inside of the books and decorated paper for the bindings as well as different kinds of coloured silk, cotton or hemp threads, allowing for personal approaches and results.

You will also learn how to line fabric to make a small binding with decorative details.

These versatile techniques can be also used to put together simple loose sheets and can prove very useful for paper that cannot be folded into sections and therefore sewn with western methods.

No specific knowledge is requested for this course.


ORIENTAL BINDINGS and lining of fabric - LOR0119
Milan, 19/20 January 2019
Cristina Balbiano d'Aramengo

Bookbinding and conservation - Book's learning paths