Buy a Gift Voucher

Bookbinder's course at Booktides bindery

This course has past its finish date but this page will remain available until 26th January 2020.
Leatherwork and Gold Tooling

Duration: 3 hours every Sunday for 6 weeks

Price: £185

Book with: Sharon
at Booktides

Studio 6, Conservation House
46 Balcarres Street
EH10 5JQ

Course Start Dates

Sunday 12th January 2020

About the Course

We still have a few places left on next year's 6-week bookbinding course!

Join us for a six-week course covering all the basics - pamphlet sewing, Japanese stab binding and making a hardcover book. You'll also try some leatherwork and hot-foil tooling. There's plenty of opportunity to add your own touches. By the end of this 6-week workshop, you'll have the skills to go on exploring and making your own designs using these traditional bookbinding techniques. Tutoring is friendly and if you need more time to complete the afternoon's work, we can stay a little later. Or you're welcome to return during the week by arrangement.

The course also entitles you to use the bindery and its equipment for a further month after the workshop finishes! You'll only be asked to pay for any materials used after the course ends.

No bookbinding experience needed. I'd advise you to come in warm clothes you don't mind getting a little glue on, although we do have a couple of aprons available for use in the studio.

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

What's included in the price?

All materials supplied along with a ready supply of tea, coffee & biscuits. Along with plenty of encouragement, patience and attention : )

Review this course

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends