Barbara Schmelzer

Bookbinding, Book Conservation & Book Repair

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  • Arty Books

    A one day workshop making your own cloth covered concertina book and collaging it with new art work with the help of Master Bookbinder Barbara Schmelzer and Master Artist Rachel Carroll. Materials for concertina provided but you can bring your own artwork, paints, paper to collage with.

    17 January 2019 from 10.30 am – 3 pm

    Enrol via Eventbrite – Arty Books



    Barbara Schmelzer Bookbinding

    4/49-51 Mitchell Road

    Brookvale, 2100 NSW

  • The Fascinating Power of Magnets

    February 16-18, 2019 (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

    Cost: $375 (Material is included).

    In this workshop you will discover the mysterious power of neodymium magnets and how to

    use them as closures on books and boxes. You will learn how to use the magnets visibly and invisibly, on a woven rod binding and as a magic hinge.

  • The Fascinating Power of Magnets

  • Adventures with Folded Paper and Non-adhesive Bindings

    February 23-25, 2019, (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

    Cost: $375 (Materials are included)

    In this course you will delve into the creative possibilities of non-adhesive bindings and experience the transformation of a sheet of paper into two and three-dimensional paper sculptures.

    First there will be an introduction to different folding techniques as you work with various types of paper and materials.
    You will create book and packaging samples to see how the folding structures can be used in bookbinding. I will introduce you to my new designs, like the ‘tessellated spine binding’ and to techniques developed by Hedi Kyle.