Book bind­ing work­shop

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Ros­alie Wil­liams has a pas­sion for beau­ti­ful papers, and is keen to share her tal­ents.

The keen book artist and pres­i­dent of the Te Aroha Arts Cen­tre is hold­ing a book­bind­ing work­shop at the Mata­mata So­ci­ety of Arts Inc. premises at the Firth Tower.

Wil­liams says the course is a book­bind­ing work­shop, but she is not a pro­fes­sional binder, which takes years of ap­pren­tice­ship and learn and per­fect, in­stead she prefers to be known as a book artist or crafter.

‘‘We have free rein with our imag­i­na­tion and can cre­ate many books us­ing end­less ways to bind, stitch and dec­o­rate our cre­ations as op­posed to tra­di­tional and clas­si­cal bind­ings.’’

The craft caught Wil­liams at­ten­tion in the 1980s when she at­tended a pa­per craft course at sum­mer school at what was then, the Hamilton Poly­tech­nic and two book bind­ing cour­ses af­ter that, learn­ing the art of mar­bling pa­per, which she used to make boxes and books.

The book bind­ing work­shop is on Septem­ber 24 and en­rol­ments can be made by phon­ing Mar­garet Dwyer, on 07 888 4955 or for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Ros­alie Wil­liams on 07 884 7796.

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