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Bookbinding courses, classes and workshops across the UK, teaching the centuries old craft of neatly binding pages into books using a variety of techniques. Learn bookbinding with experienced tutors and learn the methods of folding, cutting, stapling, and glueing for a professional finish. Advanced learners of book binding may progress onto threading and using a variety of backing materials to cover the books. Would you like to learn how to create and bind your own books? Come and join a course, workshop or group and be inspired by expert tuition as well as like-minded company.

Next course on 3rd October 2017
During this workshop students will make 2-3 different types of non-adhesive books; a pamphlet booklet, a long stitched book and a multi sectioned bound book all with soft covers using Khadi Indian handmade paper. These styles of binding allows for the use of a variety of paper weights including graph paper, tracing paper, decorative paper and envelopes. You will be taught how to measure, pierce and stitch each book using cotton thread and ribbons to...
Next course on 26th November 2017
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.
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...
Next course on 4th December 2017
2017 course dates: Monday 4 December - Friday 8 December (5 days) Tutor: George Davidson 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. 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...
Full board 3 night residential craft holiday in the South Downs. Discounted rates available for early bookings! An introduction to the basics of hand book binding, this course is suitable for beginners. Using traditional techniques that have barely changed in centuries, we will discover how paper is prepared, then hand-sewn into a single-section pamphlet and a multi-section book. Learn how to prepare a book for covering using traditional methods, but with modern materials, and how...
Full board 4 night creative craft holiday in Wales. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Taking inspiration from the locality, and by using experimental techniques, we’ll develop unique sketchbooks of exciting visuals that can be taken forward into creative textiles. Transform your observations into inspiring designs, using a range of papers, pastels, paint, crayon, inks, bleach and printing. Holiday Highlights: Create your own sketchbook brimming with inspiration Our professional craft leader will guide and encourage...
Next course on 15th October 2017
Create your own bound journal on this one day book making and binding course at the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle. Students attending the course should comfortable clothes, including closed toe shoes. Extra embellishments available from tutor at cost price. Suitable for ages 16 + The Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle has been offering hands on experience and training since 2013. See our website to browse the wide range of taster days, short...
Create your own authentic limp vellum binding! Explore the techniques of a limp vellum binding. Get to grips with this early style binding, of a book without hard covers, held together with threads and leather or parchment thongs threaded through a folded parchment cover. During the day you will learn how to sew a paper block onto thongs; how to mark up and fold your cover, secure your book together and create front ties. These...
Next course on 16th November 2017
Marbled papers appeal to all ages & can be made in many different ways using more or less complex methods. This course will provide an easy introduction to traditional style marbling using gouache & watercolour paints floated on carragheenan (which Victoria will prepare in advance). Participants will be able to make many familiar marbled paper patterns on the first day including stone, curl & comb designs, with further possibilities & the opportunity to explore their...
Next course on 21st October 2017
Book Restoration For Beginners Tutor: Stephen Cook Do you have any old books that you would love to have mended? Here is an opportunity to learn how to repair them yourself on a weekend course. The tutor will be Stephen Cook. Course outline: This weekend session is aimed at the novice bookbinder. No previous experience will be assumed. The day will cover simple repair projects: replacing end-papers, re-backing books (where the original spine has separated...