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Book binding and making courses, classes and workshops across the UK. Learn the centuries old craft of neatly binding pages into books using a variety of techniques. On bookbinding courses you will learn the methods of folding, cutting, stapling, and glueing for a professional finish. Advanced learners of book-binding and making may progress onto threading and using a variety of backing materials to cover the books. You may wish to learn how to illustrate or create picture books or books for children; look no further!

West Sussex - Next course on 6th September 2018
Use straightforward bookbinding and leather working skills to make two unique journals from recycled leather. Great to whip out when you want to make notes, do a sketch, jot down a recipe or for special thoughts. There will a maximum of four people and it is suitable for complete beginners. Start by folding paper to make the sections for your book and then choose your cover from a range of upcycled leather. The paper sections...
Boundbooks in Frome, Somerset. I have been restoring antiquarian books for archives and booksellers for 10 years. I have a PGCE and a post grad in Arts and Heritage and I have taught at Art Colleges, Schools, Museums and Festivals. If you would like to learn how to make a hand sewn leather bound book please join me on a Friday or a Sunday. I teach on these days every week. The range of projects...
Enjoy an afternoon of Bookbinding in a small friendly class at the Radbrook Green Community Centre, Shrewsbury. This course is suitable for complete beginners and for those who have a little binding experience. It offers an introduction to bookbinding terminology and techniques using traditional equipment. You will create a unique flat-backed A5 blank notebook, completely from scratch, learning to create sections, endpapers and hand sew pages. Cases will be created in a quarter bound style...
West Sussex - Next course on 6th September 2018
Generally this will always be on the 1st Thursday of the month, but do check as sometimes it may clash with other events which will mean we move the date to another Thursday. If you've lived it, print it! There's nothing like being able to hold a memory in your hands. Scrapbooking combines, paper, ink, embellishments, memorabilia and other items bringing your story to life. Preserving those memories in a quality and style they deserve,...
Tyne And Wear
Let me introduce you to the fabulous textile hardener that is Powertex. You will use this together with some fabric and embellishments to design and create a decorative cover for a journal/notebook. When your project is dry (after lunch) you will then learn how to add colour to your cover using a dry brushing technique. Once learnt, you will then be able to use the techniques for more projects. The next date is Saturday 24th...
Derbyshire - Next course on 20th November 2018
Paper cutting is THE craft of the moment! It is everywhere; shop displays, book covers and even crockery. It has a long and rich history all over the world, from Mexico to China, from Matisse to Rob Ryan. Join us for this 1-day workshop and master the basics of this highly rewarding, low cost craft. Be inspired by Polish paper cuts, Haitian metal cut outs and wooden fret work; examples of these and more will...
Norfolk - Next course on 16th August 2018
This is a specialist workshop for all levels of interest. The Tutor for this workshop is internationally known expert Victoria Hall. Victoria has over 30 years experience and knowledge of her subject. She is a fantastic teacher who demonstrates a range of techniques in a sequential way to allow participants to build a stunning portfolio of quite amazing papers. Each participant leaves with the knowledge and skills to make more. We have run this workshop...
Essex - Next course on 15th September 2018
Discover the art of handmade books. During this workshop participants will learn how to create by hand a hard covered book with an exposed spine using French Link Stitch. Participants will be guided through the necessary tools, materials and core techniques including folding, sewing and gluing. On completion of the workshop participants will leave with their handmade books together with step-by-step instructions to help them make more at home using minimal equipment. This is an...
Essex - Next course on 14th September 2018
Veronica will show you how to create this beautiful handmade note book, journal, photo album or memory book. Quilted with lots of handmade embellishment’s, lace, ribbons and vintage buttons and lots more. Shabby chic / vintage look. Perfect to keep for yourself or a gift to someone special. Journal measurement approx 8″ x 8″ Suitable for all abilities
The OCA BA (Hons) Illustration degree curriculum focuses on drawing, image making, narrative and creative problem solving. Drawing and image making are central to the study of illustration in this Open degree and are explored through the use of sketchbooks, figure and reportage drawing and the relationships between ideas, visual research and outcomes in project work. The OCA BA (Hons) Illustration degree curriculum focuses on drawing, image making, narrative and creative problem solving. Drawing and...