18 hours




Brunswick Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


This course complements Bookbinding-Introduction. You will work on one major project for the duration of the course to consolidate existing skills and learn new methods. This project is complex in nature and covers a range of more advanced techniques, all of which can be applied to other book binding projects. Make a raised cord leather spend book and learn different edging techniques.

Course content

  • Sew over tapes
  • Marble Book Edges
  • Construct leather hinges
  • Sew headbands traditional method
  • Construct and attach split boards
  • Attach fake raised bands
  • Pare and cover with leather


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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Course prerequisites

Completion of Bookbinding - Introduction course or equivalent experience. You need to be able to adequately sew, trim, glue, and work with leather.

Materials supplied

Materials, equipment and tools required for the course will be provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking. A list of materials you will be required to purchase will be supplied prior to the course commencing.

Suited to

Students who have a strong interest in bookbinding who wish to advance their knowledge.


In this course, students complete one major project and learn high level bookbinding techniques.

  • Raised cord with leather spine book
  • Block edge text block
  • Marbled edge book
  • Secret Images

Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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