Natalie Uhing, a bookbinder with 10 years of experience, will be holding a bookbinding workshop toteach those seriously interested in learning how tomake a codex-bound book (that is the traditional bookwith sewn pages and rigid covers). She and her partner, Kristian Larsen, have been livingin El Nido, Palawan for the past 5 years, and the couple started handbinding one-of-a-kind journals and sketchbooks of recycled wood, fabric and leather, to support their simple lifestyle there.
Last year the couple decided that the time hadcome to move on, and are set to sail for Australia by the first week of December, 2004. The workshop stems from a desire to pass the craft of bookbinding on to those who take a serious interest in learning this fine craft.
The workshop will be held from Oct. 1 to 3, that's Fri. - Sun., from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. at 37 Hill Drive, Beverly Hills, Antipolo, Rizal. The fee is P 5,000.00, (includes lunch and a light merienda) The workshop will cover the traditional codex format of bookbinding. It's one of the strongest bindings, and with small changes/variations (which Uhing will demonstrate) the format can be made with wooden or other rigid covers. The aim in teaching this workshop is to ensure that students will be able to continue making these books in a home environment with ordinary tools and do not require special bindery equipment. Uhing will also give a list of all her own suppliers, a bibliography of bookbinding references, a list of websites for bookbinding.
The class is limited to 12 students, on a first come, first served basis. For questions and to register, please e-mail Natalie Uhing at
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This same couple is selling some of their stuff. Check it out here.
I think I want to get one of the wood-bound ones. Very pretty. ^_^