2021WKSP-05 Cerealis: A Limp Binding

  • 09 May 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online using MS Teams
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Cerealis: A Limp Binding

Instructor:  Stuart Hill

Location: ONLINE using MS TEAMS

Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021

Hours: 1 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ***Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time)***

Course fee: $45 members / $105 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)

Prerequisite: none


Presented by: GTA Chapter

Registration closes Mon, May 3, 2021 11:59 PM EST

Please note this is a live workshop and is not recorded.


Limp bindings have been used for centuries as simple and effective structure for storage of records.  Cerealis is based on an actual 18th century record of expenditures for wheat. 


The old technique for tackets is used extensively in the construction of the cover and attachment of the textblock. 

The textblock sewing is a very simple method that includes attachment of leather endbands.

The paper-lined cloth cover incorporates at flap that is held closed with leather thongs.

Stuart Hill has studied bookbinding with CBBAG under the guidance of Betsy Palmer Eldridge, Don Taylor, Dan Mezza, Karin Scheper, 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.


The instructor will be in contact prior to the workshop to share the meeting link and any required directions about materials preparation. Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format. 

Technical requirements for participation:

  • Access to the internet and to MS Teams (through a browser or application)
  • Screen large enough to follow instructor’s video feed (cell phone is not ideal)
  • Microphone or Headset / Webcam

  • Supported browsers – Microsoft Teams currently supports Microsoft Edge, RS2 or later, and Chrome (version 72 or later). Firefox and Safari are not recommended. If your available browser is not compatible, please go the download page for Microsoft Teams and there is a desktop and tablet client (app) for Mac, Android, and Windows. 

  • You do not need a Microsoft 365 account to be a guest at a Teams meeting. 


Participant-requested cancellations will be accepted up to 3 days prior to the published cut-off date for registration and will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee (a minimum of $5). After that, the full fee will be forfeited. In the event of the workshop being cancelled by CBBAG, the workshop fee will be fully refunded. Membership fees included in the non-member fee above are not refundable.


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