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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 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.

Make your own sketchbook from scratch using the very attractive Coptic stitch binding method. By the end of the day you will have made your own A5 portrait sketchbook Further information about the workshop Coptic stitch is a beautiful exposed book binding style that resembles chain stitch. These books have an open spine which means the pages open completely flat. Coptic style books are ideal as gifts or to keep for yourself as a sketchbook,...
Introduction to Bookbinding – Make a unique Notebook So excited to be running my first workshop at the Artyzans! I'm definitely planning on running more workshops at this fabulous location. Places are limited to 10, so please book your space early to avoid disappointment. Please send me a message to book your place. I'll add an option to buy your tickets asap. We'll need 4 people to make this course happen. About the workshop: Learn...
Shropshire - Next course on 8th June 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....
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 22nd June 2019
Join us for a lovely relaxing afternoon making your own beautiful hardcover notebook. You will use lovely patterned papers to make a hardbacked cover for your notebook and then learn how to stitch together your book using coptic stitching technique. This stitching technique allows the book to lay completely flat when open and is visible on the spine of the book, making an attractive feature. Handmade by you, you can put your notebook to good...
Devon - Next course on 4th May 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!
Shropshire - Next course on 18th May 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...
Oxfordshire - Next course on 2nd June 2019
Make your own hardbacked A6 landscape Sketchbook or Notebook from scratch This is a traditional style of notebook with stiff covers and spine covered in fabric and your choice of white or coloured inside pages. We will start the day by trimming paper and card into the correct size for the book and nesting the trimmed sheets into ‘signatures’. The signatures will then by sewn together using traditional French link stitch, and the spine will...
Worcestershire - Next course on 1st June 2019
The ancient art of Japanese marbling is also known as Suminagashi. It is the truly exciting process of marbling plain paper with water and ink to transform it into something vibrant and colourful. Suminagashi originated in Japan as early as the 12th century. Join us for this fun-filled day where you will learn the magic of Suminagashi, producing a number of unique marbled papers that can framed, as works of art, used for card-making or...
Fife - Next course on 4th May 2019
Learn how to make a multi-section hard-backed book without complicated or expensive equipment. This workshop will take you through the different stages involved including folding, sewing and binding pages to make up a book block. You will also learn to make a hard cover for your book using book-cloth and explore a variety of style options you could use. By the end of the day you will leave with a finished book and lots of...