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42 bookbinding & book making workshops found

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.

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...
Cardiff - Next course on 20th September 2019
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...
Birmingham - Next course on 24th 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...
Midlothian - Next course on 17th August 2019
Make your own wraparound A6 leather journal. Learn how to hand-cut & fold paper & sew signatures. There's lots of flexibility to personalise your book with your choice of leathers, stitching pattern, closures & embellishments. You can even have a go at hot-foil tooling to add your name or one of our stamps decorations in gold or silver foil. No bookbinding experience needed. Small, friendly classes held in the peaceful surrounds of Booktides Bindery.
Shropshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
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...
Try your hand at making these miniature books which can be made into necklaces, keyrings or even Christmas ornaments. During this 3 hour workshop you will make two different styles of mini books. Join us to make a keyring notebook and two mini books which can be used as Christmas tree decorations. We will make a long stitch sewn notebook which we will attach to a keyring. This note book is approx 5cm x 4cm....
Surrey - Next course on 27th July 2019
3 in 1 class. Mixed media, bookbinding and scrapbooking workshop. Make your own personalised journal or create a lovely unique gift. During this 4 hour class you will learn how to make a gorgeous personalised journal from scratch. - quick and easy bookbinding method; - how to make a cover with a personalised title; - we will play with different mixed media techniques to create a lovely title page I will guide you through this...
Essex - Next course on 31st July 2019
In this workshop you will learn how to construct simple soft-cover books using pamphlet stitch and Japanese sewn binding. We will make a selection of interesting and practical styles including various size notebooks, concertina books and sketchbooks using quality paper enclosed in lovely decorative covers. All books are simply constructed so this workshop is suitable for absolute beginners. ​All materials and tools provided. Maximum 8 people. The venue is a well-lit and peaceful workroom within...
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...
Devon - Next course on 3rd August 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!

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