I went to the one-day class on Orthodox Binding today taught by Anne Yevtukh who is Ukrainian. I did wonder how we were going to get binding one book in 6.5 hours. The answer is the tutor does most of the work! The materials on the left were what was ready for us when we arrived at 10 o'clock - note the book block cut, sewn, backed and corded, not to mention having had its back rounded.
There were 5 in the class where all were keen on bookbinding and eager to learn more.