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Book making and illustrating courses, classes and workshops across the UK. Learn the art of illustrating books, using hand-marbled paper and special book cloths. Create, write and illustrate your own picture books or your own hand bound journals. Come and join a course, workshop or group and be inspired by expert tuition as well as like-minded company.

£75
West Sussex - Next course on 29th May 2019
This one-day workshop is fun and friendly and suitable for complete beginners. You will make two upcycled leather journals using the long stitch technique which is simple to master and looks stunning (no glue involved). The workshop runs from 10.00am to 4.30pm. You will start in the morning by making a small A6 book with a wraparound leather cover (this will introduce you to all the basic techniques). In the afternoon session you’ll be learning...
£90
Hampshire
**Group booking discounts** Groups of 2/3 will receive £10 discount per person Groups of 4/5 will receive £15 discount per person What to expect? Learn how to marble paper and create the patterns seen on the covers of old books and the motifs and flowers seen in traditional Turkish Ebru. James has opened his Ebru Studio for marbling workshops on a regular basis with the aim of providing colourful and fun, entertaining and informative opportunities...
£55
Shropshire
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...
£55
Devon - Next course on 1st June 2019
This is Learn Bookbinding’s most popular course. You will learn traditional multi-signature binding, suitable for complete beginners. You will take home at least one beautiful hard-backed half-cloth book that you have made yourself, from start to finish. Mandy Flockton has been teaching bookbinding for nearly 20 years - this experience coupled with her friendly teaching style enables anyone of any level to dive straight into this ancient & addictive craft!
£95
Derbyshire - Next course on 14th November 2019
Make your own hardback notebook/sketchbook using traditional bookbinding methods and materials. Open to both beginners and those with experience. Tutor: Holly Serjeant (from Scriveners Books) Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish. • Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting • Relaxed, creative atmosphere • 4 - 6 students per workshop • Open to both beginners and those with experience • Good...
£75
Hampshire - Next course on 8th June 2019
This one-day workshop is fun, friendly and suitable for complete beginners. You’ll make two upcycled leather travel journals, similar to the Midori journals. Each journal contains notebooks which are held in place with elastic cord and can be replaced when full. The workshop runs from 10.00am to 4.30pm. You will start in the morning by making three notebooks to fit a passport size leather travel journal with a wraparound cover (this will introduce you to...
£30
Birmingham - Next course on 22nd May 2019
Learn a new craft with a group of absolute beginners. Learn the art of embossing on pewter to produce a stunning cover for a notebook and a pen in this lustrous metal. You will be taught the basics of hand embossing on sheet pewter, as well as how to give it an aged look. You can enhance designs with coloured inks or embellish it with jewels. I will guide you through the process from the...
£36
Shropshire
Try your hand at the art of Japanese stab binding. Based at Radbrook Green Community Centre, Shrewsbury, classes are small and friendly with a maximum of 6 people. Suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some bookbinding knowledge, this is an introductory workshop to the lovely style of Japanese Stab Binding, in which you will create a unique hardback notebook, from scratch, with your choice of bookcloth and patterned paper. In addition to...
£80
Hampshire
This one-day workshop is fun and friendly and suitable for complete beginners. You’ll make two upcycled leather journals using the long stitch technique which is simple to master and looks stunning (no glue involved). The workshop runs from 10.00 to 4.30. You’ll start in the morning by making a small A6 book with a wraparound leather cover (this will introduce you to all the basic techniques). In the afternoon session you’ll be learning more advanced...
£25
Bristol
Sewing Classes At our sewing classes, learn how to make your own wearable art, repair, alter, embellish or customise your clothing no matter what your level. Here you will have the opportunity to use a sewing machine and hand stitch to create unique, one of a kind gifts: textile 3D cards, personalised bunting, bags, belts, i-phone & i-pad covers, wall hangings, throws, brooches, cushions covers, soft toys, quilts and so much more. No previous experience...