Creative arts for bookbinding II: leather dyeing techniques

Course Dates: 09/04/22
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors: 
Spend a day experimenting with leather dye and dyeing techniques. You will be introduced to different dye types, methods of applying dye and a range of creative techniques such as resist, crackle and speckling, to use on bookbinding and other leather projects. Suitable for beginners.
This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
Download
Book your place
In stock
SKU
176397
Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00

Course Code: VD361

Sat, day, 09 Apr - 09 Apr '22

Duration: 1 session

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

This course is for those interested in creative applications of leather dye. You will be introduced to different dye types, how to mix dye and a range of methods of dye applications and techniques. There will be plenty of time for experimentation and practice.

What will we cover?

- Different types of leather dye and their properties
- Making up dyes and mixing them
- Leather preparation
- Application of dyes and thinking about colour
- Creative techniques for applying dyes.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Sew multiple books in a variety of sewing styles
- Experiment with sewing patterns using samplers
- Construct and cover a four-sided folding case
- Use basic hand tools safely.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for beginners. This course is primarily aimed at those working in bookbinding and some of the leather types will reflect that. However, these techniques can be used for many other creative activities where leather is used.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for
health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use
numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught by demonstration, individual and group tuition.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Some leather will be supplied but if you really want to let your creativity flow, please feel free to bring your own pieces to experiment with. All dyes will be supplied. You will also need a pencil, notebook and pen as you might wish to make your own notes to supplement the course handouts.

Need art supplies? Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencils to printing services, at 15% off.
To get an LGC discount card, students will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment of them being a student at City Lit. You can apply for our card in-store or by simply emailing info@londongraphics.co.uk with a scan or photo of relevant confirmation. The student discount does not apply to products that are already discounted or on offer. More information can be found here- https://www.londongraphics.co.uk/student-discounts/.

Need art supplies? Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencils to printing services, at 15% off.
To get an LGC discount card, students will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment of them being a student at City Lit. You can apply for our card in-store or by simply emailing info@londongraphics.co.uk with a scan or photo of relevant confirmation. The student discount does not apply to products that are already discounted or on offer. More information can be found here- https://www.londongraphics.co.uk/student-discounts/.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Suitable courses may be:
VD300 Introduction to gold tooling
VD251 Working with leather: decorative techniques
VD435 Bookbinding for beginners: simple leather binding
VD311 Book Arts: bindings in acrylic, acetate and plastic.

Sue Doggett Tutor Website

Sue Doggett is an artist who creates hand-made books and bindings. She gained a first class honours degree in Visual Studies and Art History from Oxford Brookes University in 1985 and an MA in Design from Brighton University in 1998. She received the World Craft Council Award for Contemporary Craft in 1994 and was elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 1996. She has lectured and led workshops in book arts in the UK, Europe and the USA and is currently teaching on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course at Camberwell College of Arts and is a bookbinding and book arts tutor at City Lit. As an exhibiting Fellow of Designer Bookbinders, Sue works to public and private commission including the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and she is the current editor of ‘The New Bookbinder’ journal. Her work is represented in public and private collections in Europe and USA and can be seen at the Hyman Kreitman Research Library, Tate Britain; The Folger Library, Washington DC; Yale University Library, The Bodleian Library, Oxford; The Centre for Fine Print Research, Bristol and Manchester Metropolitan Museum.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.