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Bookbinding and Book Conservation for all abilities

Duration: Three days

Price: £210

Contact: Marysa de Veer at Otter Education Ltd

Ashfield Road
West Sussex
GU29 9JS

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 25th April 2020
Saturday 16th May 2020
Sunday 14th June 2020
Saturday 4th July 2020

About the Course

This course runs for one to three days and is held monthly in my workshop in Midhurst in West Sussex. The cost for one day is £100, two days is £85 per day and three days is £210.

I cater for all abilities and specialise in small classes so that students receive maximum tutor attention. If you have no experience, you will be taught how to make a book and within a day you will have sewn and made covers for your book and even if there is time, embossed your name on the cover.

For those wishing to dive in deeper, I offer structured City and Guilds courses as well as my own curriculum based on my 2 years at college and my 25+ years as a bookbinder. This syllabus runs to the schedule of the person learning it, ie, you can start the book in the workshop, finish it at home and come back and continue building on what you already know.

I am Marysa de Veer and have a Diploma in Bookbinding and Conservation, a certificate in chemistry for conservators and am a member of the Society of Bookbinders and Designer bookbinders. I have extensive experience in teaching a wide range of bookbinding styles. I love the artistic contemporary books too and enjoy making my own paste papers for books.

We meet at 10am and have a coffee and a chat and start at 10.30am in the bindery. There is a one hour lunch break between 1-2pm and the day finishes at 5pm.

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?

Included in the day are teas, coffees and croissants in the morning, , most materials except for some such as leather and decorative papers which will be at cost.

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Advanced/professional level
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Evenings
  • Events & groups
  • Intermediate level
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Other locations possible - tutor willing to travel
  • Qualification offered
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Weekends