A 5 week book restoration course with Simeon Jones, Designer Book Binder.
Come and Study at The Source, a stunning 15th century Cruck Frame Barn, which nestles in the foothills of The Clwydian Range in the hamlet of LLangynhafal.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2ND 6.30-9.30PM
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9TH 6.30-9.30PM
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16TH 6.30-9.30PM
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23RD 6.30-9.30PM
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30TH 6.30-9.30PM
Also an optional field trip to Ratchfords the famous paper suppliers in Stockport, (Date to be confirmed.
A skilled and patient teacher, Simeon has been a regular tutor for paper based courses at Ruthin Craft Centre, and has taught Anatomy for Life Drawing for The Clwydian Art Society.
During the course you will learn a variety of techniques, including:
- how to deconstruct the book, whilst saving as much of it’s original fabric as possible,
- Backing and Sewing,
- Paper repairs.
Places on this course are truly limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Your course fee includes all basic materials.
Also included is a hot drink and slice of delicious handmade cake each week.
On receiving confirmation of your place, you will be asked to send some images of the book you intend to restore. It is a good idea to have a couple of options, in case one book is unsuitable for the course
PLEASE NOTE LARGE BOOKS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR THIS COURSE.
You will need to bring:
- An apron
- A notebook and pen- this is very helpful for recording the stages and new techniques that you will learn on the course.
- OPTIONAL a camera to make visual records of each stage.
- An open mind and a willingness to learn!
Simeon first discovered book binding as a teenager, at the elbow of Paul Delrue, arguably one of the most skillful and prolific designer binders of our time.
After completing a Degree in The History of Art and Design in Manchester, and later a Degree in Osteopathy Simeon returned to his hometown of Ruthin to raise his family, and run his Osteopathic Practice Well St Clinic, with his wife George, who is also an Osteopath, Founder of Bathing Beauty and Cafe at The Source.
Simeon is a very accomplished binder. His first book The Somme, won a prize at the Designer Binders annual Competition and was subsequently bought, and preserved for the nation by The British Library. Another one of his books, was bought by the National Library of Wales. Most recently he had a book exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery in London as part of the Collect Exhibition.