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Description

This course for intermediate students is designed to develop the skills of those who have followed the beginners’ introductory course and are ready to proceed to rebinding a hardback book in the case-binding style.  If they have already done this they can go on to learn the more complex construction of a book covered in leather. However, complete beginners can also be accommodated on this course, and will learn about folding, sewing and making a case-bound book. More advanced students may bring a selection of books to either rebind or repair and will be able to discuss individual questions or problems and their solutions.  For those who have done some tooling with foil there will be a demonstration of tooling with gold leaf. Course runs from Lunch on Monday to Lunch on Friday. Tutor Information Angela Sutton first learnt bookbinding in evening classes with Ian Ross at the former Oxford Polytechnic, and then went to the Camberwell School of Art and Crafts to study archive preservation and repair. She works as a freelance bookbinder specialising in restoration and preservation, and is an established teacher validated by the Society of Bookbinders. She taught the weekly recreational course at the Malvern Hills College (the local adult education institution) for many years, and now runs local workshops as well as giving tuition in her own bindery and teaching regularly at Dillington. Her textbook ‘Bookbinding in Pictures’ , a book (or CD) of bookbinding instructions for beginners, sells widely in many countries. Angela is Chairman of the Birmingham and Central region of the Society of Bookbinders.

What's included in the price?

The residential fee includes tuition, full board and accommodation, plus travel and admission for field trips where applicable, unless stated otherwise. The non-residential fee includes tuition, lunch, dinner and refreshments, plus travel and admission for field trips where applicable, unless stated otherwise. Courses starting with dinner include an evening session which will run from approximately 8.30pm - 9.30pm. Most weekend and short courses include one free session each full day - this will either be after lunch or after dinner dependent on the course content. Daily sessions for weekend and short courses usually begin at 9.30am.

Duration

5 days (12:00pm to 2:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Accommodation offered
  • Parking provided
  • Residential
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Intermediate level
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
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Venue

Dillington House, , Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT