“Bookbinding in Miniature” Class in London

IGMA Artisan Tine Krijnen will be teaching “Bookbinding in Miniature,” an IGMA class in London at the Imperial College London from Tuesday, May 10 through Thursday, May 12, 2016. Miniaturists and miniature enthusiasts will learn how to create simple books as well as sewn leatherbound books in 1:12 scale. The class fee is £245 for IGMA members and £260 for members of the public. To register for “Bookbinding in Miniature” and for location information, please click here.


Now you can fill your miniature rooms and dollhouses with different style miniature books. Students will learn an array of bookbinding techniques and will go home with enhanced knowledge about grain direction and how to cut bookblocks straight. In addition, Tine will provide an at-home manual to students so they can continue to make miniature books for years to come.

unnamedDuring this year’s class, the sewn book in miniature will be the Tulip book by P.Cos, published in 1637. This miniature facsimile of a tulip catalog contains 54 gouaches of tulips, with their weight, name, and the amount for which they were sold; and 7 aquarelles of carnations and flowers.

All skill levels are welcome. A steady hand and good eyesight are both required.

This year’s IGMA classes in London will take place days before the 2016 Kensington Dollhouse Festival which is open to the public on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at Kensington Town Hall on Hornton Street in London. For show hours and information, please visit dollshousefestival.com.

For more information on Tine Krijnen, click here.

Posted by Kate Ünver

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