Following on from my make a book course, this is an opportunity to explore the repair of old books. BUT please only work on a book of little or no value for starting out. It should be a cloth binding where the cover is coming off or the front board is loose. If you are stuck I can send you a book that you can work on from my collection. For your own book please send me photos of the book and dimensions so that I can match up some cloth for you.

What's included in the price?

2 hour lesson on book repair with some repair materials sent on to you.

What you will need

10a scalpel with handle, a cutting mat, bone folder, greaseproof paper, Albany wallpaper paste, PVA


2 hours



Otter Education Ltd

with Craft Courses since 2018

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I'm a practising bookbinder with over twenty years experience in all aspects of the craft. I teach City and Guilds Bookbinding as well as my own curriculum on aspects of bookbinding relevant and useful to today's needs but which incorporate the traditional skills. The workshop is a working one where I bind and repair books for customers. You will have the opportunity to learn based on your own particular interests. Courses are student led and now online.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Father's Day
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Mother's Day
  • Romantic
  • Pet lovers
  • Intermediate level
  • Christmas
  • UK Holiday
  • Easter
  • Overseas Holiday
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This course is taught online