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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.

£75
West Sussex - Next course on 16th February 2019
Use straightforward bookbinding and leather working skills to make two unique journals from upcycled leather. Great to record your latest masterpiece, or just to doodle. There will a maximum of three 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 upcycled leather. The paper sections are sewn into the leather with a distinctive 'Long-Stitch' which gives...
£100
somerset
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 Sunday, Monday or Wednesday. I teach on these days every week. The range of projects...
£55
Devon - Next course on 1st December 2018
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
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...
£80
Hampshire - Next course on 18th May 2019
This is a fun and friendly workshop, suitable for complete beginners. Using upcycled leather we start by making a small (15 x 11cm) 96 page book with an elastic closure. This will introduce you to all the basic bookbinding and leather working techniques. In the afternoon make a larger 120 page journal with a wraparound leather cover which can be designed to take pens or pencils. This book could be closed using a leather tie...
£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...
£15
West Sussex - Next course on 6th December 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,...
£70
Devon - Next course on 16th February 2019
In recent years Midori Traveller’s Notebooks have reached a cult status among the analogue notekeepers, bullet journalers and stationary lovers of this world and its not hard to understand why. Of all the books I make, my traveller’s journal is my favourite. It is the perfect balance of form and function. In this one-day, no-glue workshop you will make your own full-size traveller’s notebook with a robust, thick, quality pull-up leather cover in a colour...
£100
Somerset
Learn how to repair antiquarian books and rebind old books in leather or cloth. This is an opportunity for you to acquire the skills to transform your bookshelves and learn a few conservation techniques during the day. Please email me a photo of the book you'd like to work on. The range of projects I have worked on with previous students is diverse so please have a look at the portfolio on my website, it...
£375
Somerset - Next course on 12th April 2019
An introduction to the basics of hand book binding. 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 to get the best out of your chosen materials. Holiday highlights Prepare your own book using traditional techniques Our professional craft leader will...