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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 with experienced tutors the methods of folding, cutting, stapling, and glueing for a professional finish. Advanced learners 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.
Embossed pewter notebook  - a short workshop for absolute beginners
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Embossed pewter notebook - a short workshop for absolute beginners
Birmingham - Next course on 28th August 2019
£35
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 piece of pewter to the final polished work .There is no drawing experience necessary as...
Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers
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Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers
Suffolk - Next course on 30th August 2019
£520
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 and materials are all available for what is one of the very few residential bookbinding...
Casing-in workshop at Booktides' Edinburgh Bindery
Casing-in workshop at Booktides' Edinburgh Bindery
Midlothian - Next course on 31st August 2019
£85
Design a hard cover & case-in a ready-made book block. This weekend course will show you how perfect-bound books are cased into covers. A blank or lined book block is provided. You'll make your own hard cover, choosing from a combination of bookcloths, leathers and marble or decorative papers; discover how to add a satin bookmark and headbands. There's a great choice of endpapers to choose from & you'll learn how these hold a book in place. There will be lots of flexibility to personalise your book with your design...
Bookbinding - make a soft leather sketchbook / notebook with Janina Maher at the Henley School of Art
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Bookbinding - make a soft leather sketchbook / notebook with Janina Maher at the Henley School of Art
Oxfordshire - Next course on 1st September 2019
£70
Learn how to make 2 styles of soft leather cover books, including a cute little book with ribbon closure, and a traveller’s style notebook with removable inserts. Course Details: For the ribbon close book we will first prepare the inside pages of the book and will cut the leather to size. There will be a demonstration of laminating the inside of the leather with a decorative paper. We will then make the holes for sewing and will sew the pages into the cover using a simple exposed stitch book binding...
Create a concertina note/sketch book with Diane Armstrong
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Create a concertina note/sketch book with Diane Armstrong
Lancashire - Next course on 4th September 2019
£18
Diane Armstrong - Concertina Folded Book This rectangular book will be a good introduction to making folded books. The concertina fold being the most common, we will make separate covers for the front and back. We will learn 2 different ways of folding to achieve an accurate finish. Get in touch for more details and for bookings.
Create a stitch bound pamphlet/note book with Diane Armstrong
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Create a stitch bound pamphlet/note book with Diane Armstrong
Lancashire - Next course on 4th September 2019
£18
Diane Armstrong - Pamphlet stitch bound book A great value workshop. Learn how to make these pamphlets, an incredibly useful skill to have. One which you can turn into making your own sketch/project books with your own cover style. If you are a writer you could print your work and make your own collection of poems or short stories. The potential is endless. Pamphlet stitch binding is one of the essential building blocks of bookbinding. This hand sewn stitch binds together the pages with the cover along the center-fold. It...
Leather long stitch journal/artist's sketchbook
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Leather long stitch journal/artist's sketchbook
West Sussex - Next course on 7th September 2019
£80
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 more advanced techniques and constructing a larger and more complex leather journal. At the end...
Make a casebound notebook, bookbinding workshop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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Make a casebound notebook, bookbinding workshop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Shropshire - Next course on 7th September 2019
£55
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 with your choice of cloth spine and patterned paper sides. Please get in touch for...
Indigo Blue, Print and Stitch a week end creative retreat in Glasgow
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Indigo Blue, Print and Stitch a week end creative retreat in Glasgow
Strathclyde - Next course on 7th September 2019
£150
Creative Blue Retreat : 7, 8 September , 10.30am-4.30pm Join Textile Artist Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw and Edinburgh based Book Binder Cassandra Barron for a hands-on weekend exploring the creative potential of Indigo dye and bookbinding. Our base for the two days will be the fabulous Woodlands workspace a creative Unit in a community garden in the West end of Glasgow. - easily accessible by car and public transport. Over the weekend we'll be taking inspiration from the surrounding landscape and community gardens, working with local flora and Natural Indigo Dye. We...
Bookbinding – Coptic & Japanese binding
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Bookbinding – Coptic & Japanese binding
Kent - Next course on 8th September 2019
£70
In this beginner’s class, you will learn two decorative ways of sewing a book, Coptic and Japanese. Coptic binding is an ancient technique originating in Egypt; the sewing on the spine of the book is exposed and the book lies completely flat when opened, unlike conventional case­bound books, making it a good choice of binding for sketchbooks. The Japanese technique is useful for binding single sheets. The basic stitch is very simple but there are variations that are slightly more complex and look very decorative. We will use decorative patterned...

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