Bookbinding Workshop: Open-Spine (Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September 2023)


September 9, 2023 - September 10, 2023    
12:00 am


Bookings closed

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Experience the captivating world of bookbinding at Oude Leeskamer’s niche workshop (max 12 people) during the second weekend of September. Discover the magic of bookbinding and unleash your imagination. Learn traditional techniques from a skilled artists’ book binder, Heléne van Aswegen. Over two days, you will produce a handbound book with unique hardcovers and an exposed spine. The binding technique used is a section sewing technique also known as French link sewing.  Taking inspiration from the tapestries of Sivan Zeffertt’s art (currently on show) we will make fabric based covers using sewing, drawing and dying techniques.

Materials and refreshments will be supplied for both days.

Cost: R1000 per person

Times: Saturday and Sunday from 09h00 – 15h00.

Please email Clara at to reserve your spot (capacity for 12 people). A 50% deposit is required to reserve your spot.


Bookings are closed for this event.