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An introduction to bookbinding: create your own notebook


About the Course

In this practical one day workshop taught by professional bookbinder Mylyn McColl you will be introduced to the fundamentals of bookbinding, using traditional skills and techniques to create your own bespoke hard backed book to take home with you and the skills to make more at home.

You will be taught how to use a range of traditional tools and materials, shown how to prepare pages before stitching them. You will then cut boards and choose a covering of bookbinding cloth, decorative papers or up-cycled materials to create a beautiful hard cover for your book. Ideal for notes, sketches, journal or recipes.

Suitable for complete beginners. All tools and materials will be provided.

Please note the course is strictly limited to 5 people due to the current government restrictions.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tools and materials
Teas and coffees


Mylyn McColl at Leaping Squirrel
6-8 Church St
TR13 8TG
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

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6 hours (10:30am to 4:30pm)

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