Traditional Morrocan Bookbinding

1 Day (Intake 2)

Hamza El Fasiki
Artisan and Instructor
About This Event

This presentation will cover the traditional techniques of bookbinding - completed with Moroccan embossed and stamped leather and braid stitches. The presentation has got three steps: 1) Constructing a traditional Moroccan geometric pattern on leather using a compass and ruler, 2) Embossing and Tooling on leather using a wooden hammer, a flat anvil, a camel shin bone tool and a variety of Moroccan hand-forged tools and stamps, and 3) Binding Kraft paper sections using the traditional African braid stitches. No experience is required and the participants get to keep their handmade book.

October 3, 2020
9:30 am
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