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Bookbinding & book making courses

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 29th June 2019
This one-day workshop is fun and friendly and suitable for complete beginners. You will make two upcycled leather journals using the long stitch technique which is simple to master and looks stunning (no glue involved). The workshop runs from 10.00am to 4.30pm. You will start in the morning by making a small A6 book with a wraparound leather cover (this will introduce you to all the basic techniques). In the afternoon session you’ll be learning...
£90
Hampshire
**Group booking discounts** Groups of 2/3 will receive £10 discount per person Groups of 4/5 will receive £15 discount per person What to expect? Learn how to marble paper and create the patterns seen on the covers of old books and the motifs and flowers seen in traditional Turkish Ebru. James has opened his Ebru Studio for marbling workshops on a regular basis with the aim of providing colourful and fun, entertaining and informative opportunities...
£75
Hampshire
This one-day workshop is fun, friendly and suitable for complete beginners. You’ll make two upcycled leather travel journals, similar to the Midori journals. Each journal contains notebooks which are held in place with elastic cord and can be replaced when full. The workshop runs from 10.00am to 4.30pm. You will start in the morning by making three notebooks to fit a passport size leather travel journal with a wraparound cover (this will introduce you to...
£75
Online
I am a professional artist and teacher who loves nothing more than travelling and collecting in my sketchbooks. I have taught 1000's of people on workshops, art holidays and in the classroom. I truly enjoy sharing the sketchbook techniques that I have learnt through the years, which have developed from my own collage paintings and observation drawing. In this course I will share with you these techniques using drawing and collage in concertina sketchbooks. In...
£55
Shropshire - Next course on 7th September 2019
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...
£55
Devon - Next course on 6th July 2019
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!
£180
Somerset - Next course on 29th June 2019
Come and enjoy a two day of leather working with a difference. Learn how to hand stitch your own personalised book using our fabulous range papers designed to give your book a very tactile appeal. You can use; a range of 15 colours and a range of textures; linen embossed, corduroy embossed, handmade rag paper, rubberised, wool mix, Japanese block printed and hand marbled paper. Its quite an artist palette of colours and textures that...
£95
Derbyshire - Next course on 14th November 2019
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...
£30
Birmingham - Next course on 17th July 2019
Learn a new craft with a group of absolute beginners. Learn the art of embossing on pewter to produce a stunning cover for a notebook and a pen in this lustrous metal. You will be taught the basics of hand embossing on sheet pewter, as well as how to give it an aged look. You can enhance designs with coloured inks or embellish it with jewels. I will guide you through the process from the...
£95
Lothian - Next course on 5th July 2019
On this full day combination workshop with two of our local artists - bookbinder Cass Barron and The Edinburgh Sketcher Mark Kirkham - you will create a personalised, hand-bound sketchbook and begin to fill it with your own sketches. You will begin your day with Cass, who will help you to create your own A6 (landscape) leather, or pleather, covered sketchbook, complete with decorative exposed stitching and a nifty fastening to store your pens and...

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