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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.
Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers
Gold AWARD
(2)
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...
Paper marbling at the Grange Ellesmere
Bronze AWARD
Paper marbling at the Grange Ellesmere
Shropshire - Next course on 18th October 2019
£360
This is a weekend course that will appeal both to those who just fancy a holiday weekend experimenting with a new world of coloured inks and papers, as well as to those who want to pursue a hobby or vocation in paper marbling. Whichever category you fall into, come prepared to immerse yourself in the world of marbling - it’s a messy but wonderfully creative occupation and we guarantee that you will be amazed at what you can produce after two days of carefully supervised hands-on experience. You will learn...
Bookbinding: Intermediate and Advanced - Morley College - 11/12 weeks on campus
Bookbinding: Intermediate and Advanced - Morley College - 11/12 weeks on campus
Greater London - Next course on 12th September 2019
£355
For students who have knowledge of bookbinding. Projects are self-directed and also provided through class exercises with a different focus each term. Areas covered include leather and Vellum styles of binding, Gold finishing and book repair. By the end of the course you will be able to repair books using different techniques gain professional bookbinding skills make a fine leather binding make boxes do gold tooling work demonstrate awareness of Health and Safety issues in Bookbinding and safe studio practice with due concern for other studio users. Class format and...
Bookbinding - Morley College - 10 weeks on campus
Bookbinding - Morley College - 10 weeks on campus
Greater London - Next course on 18th September 2019
£350
On this course you will make a case binding and a drop back box to fit. The course provides all the support you need to master the basics of bookbinding through a range of demonstrations and practical exercises. You will be taught about how to handle tools, equipment and bookbinding materials with confidence. The course is suitable for beginners and more experienced bookbinders who want to refresh their skills and work on personal projects. By the end of the course you will be able to understanding book binding techniques, structures...
Book Binding Holiday in the Peak District - 3 night residential
Gold AWARD
Book Binding Holiday in the Peak District - 3 night residential
Derbyshire - Next course on 25th October 2019
£349
An introduction to the basics of hand book binding. 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 to get the best out of your chosen materials. Holiday highlights Prepare your own book using traditional techniques Our professional craft leader will guide and encourage Share inspiration and exchange ideas Gain knowledge to continue book binding at...
Shipwreck leather notebook made with "Russia Leather" from a 1786 shipwreck!
Silver AWARD
Shipwreck leather notebook made with "Russia Leather" from a 1786 shipwreck!
Somerset
£330
Immerse yourself in 2 days of creative work and create a personalised notebook like no other. Learn traditional bookbinding skills and bring along some of your music cds to play while we work! This course is unusual, engaging, informative but above all...it will be relaxing! In this 2 day workshop we will work with Russia Leather; the unique marine archaeological find that has been painstakingly salvaged by professional divers from the cargo hold of the Metta Catharina which sank way back in 1786. Come and enjoy two days of leather...
Japanese Woodcut and Bookbinding - Morley College - 9 weeks on campus
Japanese Woodcut and Bookbinding - Morley College - 9 weeks on campus
Greater London - Next course on 30th September 2019
£260
On this ten week course you will design your own Coptic-bound journal using woodblocks as book covers. For the first five weeks Japanese woodcut tutor Carol Wilhide Justin will teach you how to design, cut and print Japanese woodcuts using watercolour pigments and rice paste: a method first popularised during the Japanese Edo period. These prints will form illustrations for each of the sections of your journal. Then for the remaining five weeks Bookbinding tutor Alex Czinczel will show you how to turn your actual woodblocks into book covers and...
Bookbinding and conservation, optional leather masterclass - 3 day workshop
Bookbinding and conservation, optional leather masterclass - 3 day workshop
Moray - Next course on 1st November 2019
£245
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 assistant will be on hand to help you in restoring and stabilising your favourite books. Laura is also running a Leather Masterclass - this a prerequisite for...
Bookbinding and boxes, 10 week course at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Gold AWARD
Bookbinding and boxes, 10 week course at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire - Next course on 25th September 2019
£225
During this course we will be making a variety of books and matching boxes, including slipcases and clamshell boxes. We will create our own decorative paste papers for use with both the books and box linings. 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 discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the Cotswolds right next door to New Brewery Arts. Our former 19th Century...
Bookbinding using leather and marbled paper, Frome - Somerset
Silver AWARD
(7)
Bookbinding using leather and marbled paper, Frome - Somerset
Somerset
£180
Immerse yourself in a day of creative work, learn valuable book repair skills and bring along some of your music cds to play while we work! Learn how to hand stitch your own personalised book. Make use of our fabulous range coloured and textured papers designed to give your book a very stylish and also a wondrful tactile appeal. The day is split into three skills; paper craft and sewing and then leatherwork. We use decorative tooling and we have a good range of antique Victorian decorative tools to give...

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