Monday, February 2, 2009

Book Repairing Course

Yesterday I spent the whole day in the building shown above. I booked a two day book repairing course at the Haus der Kulturinstitute. It is impressive walking into an entrance hall filled with lots of statues. The building also accommodates the Museum für Abgüsse Klassischer Bildwerke München (Replica of classic statues).
I enjoyed the course a lot and learned a few methods how to repair damaged books. The 8 hours we worked in the book bindery just flew by. Below you can see a repaired paperback with a new cover and 3 repaired books which will receive a hardcover next week.
Next Sunday we also have the chance to learn how to bind our own books. If I have the time I will make my own sketchbook. I wish the course would have been a bit longer than only 2 days. Maybe daily? :)
Today I went to a special book binding store Carta Pura (what a wonderful store!) to get some book binding material. I bought a bookbinding set and some wonderful sheets of paper. I even met another member of the course in the store. I can tell you, I didn´t really save money and I could have spent even more money and time in there.
Bookbinding Set


Blog Queen said...

Sounds absolutely fabulous! Can't wait to see the new covers. :)

Mim said...

I would love to learn how to do this but admit that I can't take anything new on...that said, I look forward to seeing yours.

G in Berlin said...

That looks so interesting.

Mim said...

Is it still fun?

mARTa said...

What a lovely kit! I'm excited to follow along with you. Have fun!

Kerstin Klein said...

I had so much fun and experienced a lot last week. I guess it was the best week of 2008. ;)
I´ll be back to post more about it but now I´m off to bed.