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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 7th July 2018
Use straightforward bookbinding and leather working skills to make two unique journals using 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 up-cycled leather. The paper sections...
Join us to learn the art of book folding, while chatting, making new friends and drinking tea. Bring a book (hard back) or alternatively use one of ours. Our tutor will guide you through the folding process and you will leave with a fab new statement piece for your home. Once you have got the bug...folded books make great gifts for weddings, christenings, birthdays, valentines, anniversaries and christmas keepsakes.
Join us for this creative workshop where you can upcycle, recycle and reuse pieces of fabric and small bits and bobs (coins, screws, keys, bits of wood, wallpaper scraps, paperclips, matchsticks etc). You will learn how to use Powertex to sculpt fabric into beautiful individual works of art. You'll make a stunning creation unique to you, they make great gifts (if you can bear to part with them). At this workshop we will be creating...
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...
County Durham
Learn to make a hand bound leather journal. This hands-on workshop will teach you to make a hand bound leather journal from scratch. Starting with a large sheet of paper you'll be guided through the process of turning it into the individual pages of the journal, binding them together and adding a leather cover as well as a page marker. You will be given the opportunity to dye the veg tan leather to form the...
Suffolk - Next course on 13th August 2018
Four day bookbinding course covering both restoration of existing books and the creation of new bindings, this course is equally suitable for beginners and those with previous experience, since tuition is given according to individual needs. Tutor: George Davidson The course emphasises the traditional skills and techniques of hand binding and helps you develop a deeper insight into this rewarding craft, whose origins go back over 2,000 years. Cutting tools, presses and other binding equipment...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 6th August 2018
A course all about children's book illustrating. The classes will introduce you to the world of children’s books. With guidance you will create your own illustrated story for children, focusing on the internal workings of a picture book. The course is suitable for everyone from beginners to the more experienced wanting to build their portfolio, and writers who want to learn how to illustrate. It is also ideal for anyone who wants to explore the...
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...
Tutor: Jim MacWilliams A fabulous opportunity to learn the techniques of this beautiful traditional binding from one of the masters of the art. It's this style of binding that everyone enthuses about even before they know anything about bookbinding - the soft leather on the spine and corners, with raised bands on the spine. (For those of you who don't know, a half-leather binding means that there is leather both on the spine and on...
Craft sessions Mondays and Thursdays 10.00am - 12.00 noon After school Craft Club for over 8s, Thursdays 4:00 - 5:30 pm Learn how to use a sewing machine and hand stitch, make your own wardrobe, repair, embellish, & customise, upccycle your wardrobe. Make unique gifts: cards, i pad/phone covers, cushions, T - Shirts, personalised bunting and other items. Friendly small groups with mixed abilities, all welcome £10 per person E-mail us to book a place