Book binding workshop
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.