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An Introduction to Bookbinding

An Introduction to Bookbinding

Duration: One day

Price: £75

Run by: Ngaio Vince-Dewerse
at Heritage Craft

Cambridge Steiner School
Hinton Road
Fulbourn
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB215DZ

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About the Course

In this one-day workshop, you will make a single-section paper binding with foredge flat and tie, made without the use of adhesives that can be used as a journal or notebook. You will be introduced to the materials, methods and terminology of booking binding, learning about paper grain, book mechanics, the cutting and folding of paper, the creation of functional and beautiful book covers and the sewing of books. We will also cover the selection of materials and tools for your own work. At the end of the session, you will be given a pack containing materials and instructions to make another, similar binding, allowing you to practice your new skills at home.

You will leave this workshop with the skills and knowledge to be able to experiment and create your own simple bindings using only a few basic tools. Full written instructions for recreating the binding we make together will also be provided.

As no previous experience is required, this is an ideal course for beginner bookbinders.

The day will run from 9:30am to 4:30pm

The workshop is limited to 8 participants. For further information and/or bookings please e-mail or text. Participants who are 15 -18 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Ngaio Vince-Dewerse is a book and paper conservator currently working at the Cambridge University Library. She is passionate about bookbinding and is inspired by the creation of things that are both useful and beautiful.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Includes all materials and morning & afternoon tea


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Course Start Dates

Saturday 27th April 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly