About the Course
Would you like to bind a special book or repair an old favourite? Whether you’re a more experienced binder or a beginner, you will enjoy working in Dillington’s light, airy and well-equipped studio (with fabulous views!).
Whatever your level, you will have the opportunity to pursue your own projects of repair or new binding under the guidance of our expert tutor. Or, if you wish, you can concentrate on the week's optional focus.
Beginners will be led through the basics of book binding, enabling them to embark on their own projects.
Those who attended our previous introductory bookbinding course will be helped to develop their skill to the next stage.
The optional focus for this course will be on sewing methods.
(Please note there is an additional £10 payable to the tutor for materials).
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.
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?
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.