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Book binding and making courses, classes and workshops across the UK. Learn the centuries old craft of neatly binding pages into books using a variety of techniques: folding, cutting, stapling, and glueing for a professional finish. Advanced learners of book-binding and making may progress onto threading and using a variety of backing materials to cover the books. You may wish to learn how to illustrate or create picture books or books for children; look no further!
Powertex art journal workshop
Silver AWARD
(8)
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...
Leather long stitch journal/artist's sketchbook
Platinum AWARD
(31)
Leather long stitch journal/artist's sketchbook
West Sussex - Next course on 1st October 2019
£80
This one-day workshop is fun and friendly and suitable for complete beginners. You will make two journals from upcycled or new leather using the long stitch technique which is simple to master and looks stunning (no glue involved). The workshop runs from 10.00 to 4.30. 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....
Paper marbling & Ebru, James Mouland Ebru Studio, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Hotwalls Studios
Gold AWARD
(16)
Paper marbling & Ebru, James Mouland Ebru Studio, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Hotwalls Studios
Hampshire
£90
**Group booking discounts** Groups of 2/3 will receive £10 discount per person Groups of 4/5 will receive £15 discount per person What to expect? Learn how to marble paper and create the patterns seen on the covers of old books and the motifs and flowers seen in traditional Turkish Ebru. James has opened his Ebru Studio for marbling workshops on a regular basis with the aim of providing colourful and fun, entertaining and informative opportunities to immerse yourself in the wonder of painting on water! James will take you through...
Leather travel journal workshop
Platinum AWARD
(4)
Leather travel journal workshop
West Sussex
£80
This one-day workshop is fun, friendly and suitable for complete beginners. You’ll make two upcycled leather travel journals, similar to the Midori journals. Each journal contains notebooks which are held in place with elastic cord and can be replaced when full. The workshop runs from 10.00am to 4.30pm. You will start in the morning by making three notebooks to fit a passport size leather travel journal with a wraparound cover (this will introduce you to all the basic techniques). In the afternoon session you’ll be learning more techniques and constructing...
Make a casebound notebook, bookbinding workshop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Silver AWARD
(5)
Make a casebound notebook, bookbinding workshop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Shropshire - Next course on 9th November 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...
Creative concertina sketchbooks 1
Bronze AWARD
(3)
Creative concertina sketchbooks 1
Online
£75
I am a professional artist and teacher who loves nothing more than travelling and collecting in my sketchbooks. I have taught 1000's of people on workshops, art holidays and in the classroom. I truly enjoy sharing the sketchbook techniques that I have learnt through the years, which have developed from my own collage paintings and observation drawing. In this course I will share with you these techniques using drawing and collage in concertina sketchbooks. In each lesson I will introduce new materials and you will build on the techniques learnt...
Bookbinding using leather and marbled paper, Frome - Somerset
Silver AWARD
(7)
Bookbinding using leather and marbled paper, Frome - Somerset
Somerset
£120
Immerse yourself in a day of creative work and learn valuable book repair skills. 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 wonderful 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 your book a professional finish. I enjoy teaching and helping people to...
Introduction to bookbinding and sketching
Gold AWARD
(2)
Introduction to bookbinding and sketching
Lothian - Next course on 4th October 2019
£95
On this full day combination workshop with two of our local artists - bookbinder Cass Barron and The Edinburgh Sketcher Mark Kirkham - you will create a personalised, hand-bound sketchbook and begin to fill it with your own sketches. You will begin your day with Cass, who will help you to create your own A6 (landscape) leather, or pleather, covered sketchbook, complete with decorative exposed stitching and a nifty fastening to store your pens and pencils. Then after a well deserved lunch break, you and your newly bound book will...
An Introduction to Bookbinding with Learn Bookbinding
Bronze AWARD
(2)
An Introduction to Bookbinding with Learn Bookbinding
Devon
£55
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!
Craft bookbinding (1 day) in the Peak District
Gold AWARD
(2)
Craft bookbinding (1 day) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 14th November 2019
£95
Make your own hardback notebook/sketchbook using traditional bookbinding methods and materials. Open to both beginners and those with experience. Tutor: Holly Serjeant (from Scriveners Books) Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish. • Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting • Relaxed, creative atmosphere • 4 - 6 students per workshop • Open to both beginners and those with experience • Good fresh food, homemade cakes • Accommodation on site and nearby if required • Private groups...

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