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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 choose 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 every week. The range of projects I have worked...
Next course on 14th August 2017
2017 course dates: Tuesday 30 May - Friday 2 June (4 days) - £358 - please note the start time of 12 noon for this course. Monday 14 August - Friday 18 August (5 days) 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...
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...
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...
Next course on 25th July 2017
Notebook with hard cover & coptic stitch binding. In this workshop we will make our own notebooks from scratch. Initially we will create the covers of thick cardboard and cloth. Until they dry out, we will fold the sheets that we will use for the notebooks and prepare the signatures for stitching. After the corresponding jabs on the 2 covers begins sewing the book along with the caps with waxed thread and needles, to complete...
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 husband, Chris will be on hand to help you in restoring and...
Next course on 22nd September 2017
During the course of this 5 week class we will be making 5 different books, building each week on what was learnt the previous week. Course Outline Week 1 Introduction to basic book structures, pamphlet bound softcover notebooks using different stitches on the spine Week 2 Single section case binding: Following from last week we will use a simple pamphlet binding for which we will then make a hardback style cover Week 3 Building on...
Autumn workshops with Jo Owen at the Art Room, Barlow, Chesterfield, Debyshire. S18 7TE. Time: 10-4 pm Cost: £45. Experience the beautiful rural setting of this Gallery, with Jo who has made bookmaking into an art form. Saturday 10th September ‘Needle books’ Special little books with fabric pages for needle and pins, or to keep your earrings safe. Create one in the day using a traditional journal bookbinding method, the stitched spine forms part of...
On our Introduction to Book Folding course you will learn the basic techniques of turning a book into a unique hand-made gift. A folded book is the ideal gift for Mother's Day, Grandma's Birthday, a special friend or just a sincere 'thank you'! Our 4-hr course will take you through the various stages from selecting your book, understanding the pattern, marking your book, along with various tips and tricks when folding the pages. Courses run...