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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.

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.
West Sussex - Next course on 31st May 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. The workshop runs from 10.00 to 4.30. 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...
Coventry - Next course on 26th May 2018
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...
Suffolk - Next course on 29th May 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...
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...
Shropshire - Next course on 7th June 2018
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...
West Sussex - Next course on 7th June 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,...
Highlands - Next course on 16th July 2018
This week-long course will take you through the complete process of turning plants into paper. My studio, in the remote north west Highlands, is surrounded by a wide range of grasses and fibrous plants, which we will pick, chop, boil, pulp and sieve in order to make beautiful, textural sheets of paper. We will also try combining fibres, including recycled papers, to achieve a wide range of effects. And as a development of the basic...
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...