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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.
Book binding workshop - we come to you!
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Book binding workshop - we come to you!
Gloucestershire
£10
Are you a member of a craft group? Would you enjoy a 2 hour book binding workshop? We can bring our workshop to you. Learn how to stitch, bind and cover your own hand bound hardback - using the same technique we use on all our hand bound print books. We can travel throughout Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire. All you need is roughly 6 - 16 people and enough tables and chairs for everyone. We bring all equipment and materials with us. We describe this workshop as suitable for...
Create a concertina note/sketch book with Diane Armstrong
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Create a concertina note/sketch book with Diane Armstrong
Lancashire
£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
£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...
Japanese side sewn bookbinding
Japanese side sewn bookbinding
Swansea
£20
In this workshop we are going to explore two examples of the Japanese side sewn bookbinding technique, the basic four hole binding and the more elaborate tortoiseshell binding. The side sewn bookbinding technique is using single sheets rather than folded sheets and is perfect for creating books out of your (or your children's) artwork, travel journal, or to create sketchbooks. You'll also get the option to add pretty buttons and/or beads to the binding and are going to learn how to make your own templates for the sewing stations. This...
Leather journals
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Leather journals
Cardiff - Next course on 14th October 2019
£25
These stylish books allow for a variety of inserts depending on your note taking/travel journaling needs. They also make a great gift for those friends who are impossible to buy for ;-) You will use real leather to create the cover (leatherette is also available if you’d prefer). There will be a wide selection of inner diaries, sketch, lined, grid paper and business card & document wallets for you to choose from. The design is fully up to your needs but options include – letter stamping, decorative beads, charms &...
Powertex art journal workshop
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Powertex art journal workshop
Essex - Next course on 6th October 2019
£35
Powertex art journal workshop is a very creative class that will introduce you to the magic of Powertex. This workshop will open your eyes to the endless opportunities to create. You will learn how to use Powertex, sculpt fabric and reuse, recycle and up-cycle different materials to create beautiful and unique piece of art that you will take home with you. All art journals are A5 size. Powertex is a very versatile product. Once you start using it, you will not want to stop. It’s an environmentally friendly, water-based, non-toxic...
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 18th September 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...
Japanese style stab binding, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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Japanese style stab binding, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Shropshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£36
Try your hand at the art of Japanese stab binding. Based at Radbrook Green Community Centre, Shrewsbury, classes are small and friendly with a maximum of 6 people. Suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some bookbinding knowledge, this is an introductory workshop to the lovely style of Japanese Stab Binding, in which you will create a unique hardback notebook, from scratch, with your choice of bookcloth and patterned paper. In addition to making a notebook you will have the chance to practice several different sewing patterns, which...
Leather journal at New Brewery Arts Cotswolds Gloucestershire
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Leather journal at New Brewery Arts Cotswolds Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire - Next course on 28th September 2019
£50
Make your own leather bound journal or sketch book in this workshop. We will be using cartridge paper for the pages which we will then stitch into the leather cover. The leather cover will wrap around protecting the contents of your book, making it perfect to carry with you or keep in a bag. Leather stamps will be available to personalise your cover. You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get...
Mini Books and Book Ornaments - New Brewery Arts Cotswolds Gloucestershire
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Mini Books and Book Ornaments - New Brewery Arts Cotswolds Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire - Next course on 16th November 2019
£50
In this half day workshop we will be making book mini books which can be ornaments, gifts or stocking fillers. We will start by making a keyring notebook approx 6cm x 4cm using a longstitch method. After a break we will make 2 mini books with the perfect binding method. These little books are approx 4cm x 3cm and can be made into tree decorations by attaching ribbon to the spine. You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When...

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