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Book repair & historical manuscripts courses

6 book repair & historical manuscripts workshops found

Learn to repair old books at book conservation workshops around the UK. Find traditional, medieval & illuminated manuscript courses, classes and workshops. Manuscripts are original works; documents or texts 'produced by hand'. Learn to cure, cut and write with quills to create gilded and decorated letters and keep this beautiful heritage craft alive.

Cumbria - Next course on 1st October 2019
Join talented illuminator, Sarah Lace, for a two day workshop to learn the historic craft of illuminated lettering. This workshop offers the opportunity to learn something of the history and origins about these art forms as we examine a range of styles from 6th century Celtic through to the modern day; showing their development through time. Sarah will help with the design of your piece including simple techniques of constructing Celtic knotwork and spirals, decoration...
Suffolk - Next course on 30th August 2019
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...
Immerse yourself in a day of creative work, learn valuable book repair skills and bring along some of your music cds to play while we work! Learn how to repair antiquarian books using traditional conservation methods. You can rebind old books in leather or cloth. This is an opportunity to acquire the skills to transform your bookshelves and learn a few useful conservation techniques so you can take care of your most treasured books. I...
West Sussex
This course runs for one day and is held monthly in my workshop in Midhurst in West Sussex. I cater for all abilities and specialise in small classes so that students receive maximum tutor attention. If you have no experience, you will be taught how to make a book and within a day you will have sewn and made covers for your book and even if there is time, embossed your name on the cover....
Moray - Next course on 1st November 2019
Bookbinding from scratch is suitable for beginners, but will also include more challenging book structures for any with previous bookbinding experience. Any special projects in mind? Laura West (Isle of Skye Bindery) is happy to guide you in using the correct structure to 'make it happen.' Book Repair is also taught, with new materials and techniques to be explored. Both Laura and her assistant will be on hand to help you in restoring and stabilising...
Immerse yourself in 2 days of creative work, learn traditional bookbinding skills and bring along some of your music cds to play while we work! The course is engaging, informative but above all... relaxing! In this 2 day workshop we will work with “Russia Leather". This special material is the unique marine archelogical find that has been salvaged from the cargo hold of the 18th century shipwreck of the Metta Catherina. She sank in 1786....

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