It takes a gifted artist to become a great teacher and those who dare to teach never cease to learn.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
The Springback Ledger binding style was patented in England in 1799 and as a style is has always been appreciated and considered as trade binding tradition. These books are very robust and they lay flat without stressing the spine and thus was ideal for accounting and record keeping. This type of binding is also preferred by guestbooks and lectern Bibles. With some modifications it could also be used as the construction for a pop-up book. Sringback Ledger book is beautifully suited for journaling or to keep as an art book. Denver Botanic Gardens Botanical Illustration Program is offering a 15-hr course how-to-bind a Springback Ledger art book starting on January 12th (evening-class: 6 - 9 p.m.) and continuing for five weeks (3 hr/week). The instructor is Cameron Garland, Denver area bookbinder with remarkable experience on historical bindings. To register, please click here.