City Lit Bookbinders Exhibition

As our bookbinding year came to an end, we were given the opportunity to exhibit some of our work in the display cases at the City Lit. Unsurprisingly I was immensely excited about this, and so diligently went to photograph my first exhibited work!!!



Our books were displayed in two glass cases on the ground floor of the City Lit, which you can see here.



These show my two books on display, my coptic binding and the limp binding with the circles and ribbons next to Emily's japanese binding.



I think these two were Bob's - one was his coptic binding, which he made amazingly by carefully cutting out paper (BY HAND!) to make the intricate designs. For the second one, a disappearing spine pamphlet, Bob made the cover design and then had it printed onto book fabric, which he then used to cover the book - amazing!



This final coptic binding was Kate's, which I loved, and two very nice sewing samples!

The Principle of the City Lit, Peter Davies, said of our work - 'So much variety and fabulous work with the definite feel of a top of the range gallery – indeed much better than many exhibitions I have seen' 
- Well done us!!

One Reply to “City Lit Bookbinders Exhibition”

  1. I took a bookbinding class many years ago at Paper Source and loved it! Unfortunately, I’m sure I’ve foetotgrn everything I learned. These are so beautiful I love the papers are all those wonderful linen threads.

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