2018WKSP-18 Bracio: Limp Binding

  • 07 Jul 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • CBBAG Bindery
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Bracio: Limp Binding
Instructor: Stuart Hill
Location: CBBAG Bindery (180 Shaw Street)

Duration: 4 hours, Saturday Afternoon, July 7

Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Course Fee: $50 members/non-members
Materials Fee: Materials courtesy of George Hill & Co.
Prerequisite: Some experience sewing a text block is useful.

This limp binding is based on a 16th century registry of brewery taxes.


This book will be wrapped in felt as a substitute for leather. The text block is sewn separately and is tacketed to the cover. Leather supports are sewn with decorative patterns onto the cover, prior to the final fastening of the text block. The closure is a buckle.


Sewing can be strenuous at times, so beginners might need a bit of extra time.  Some experience sewing a textblock using sewing supports, is of benefit.

Stuart Hill has studied bookbinding with CBBAG under the guidance of Betsy Palmer Eldridge, Don Taylor, Dan Mezza and Rose Newlove. With a background in engineering and architecture, his keen interest is in the discovery of book structures. Please visit Stuart’s website: www.georgehillco.com

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