Bookbinding and journal making in somerset


Duration: 1 day 10.00am to 5pm

Price: £80

Run by: stephen
at Boundbooks

07877227074

the welshmill
park hill drive
frome
frome
somerset
BA11 2LE

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About the Course

Boundbooks in Frome, Somerset.

I have been restoring antiquarian books for archives and booksellers for 10 years.
I have a PGCE and a post grad in Arts and Heritage and I have taught at Art Colleges, Schools, Museums and Festivals.

If you would like to learn how to make a hand sewn leather bound book please join me on a Friday or a Sunday.
I teach on these days every week.

The range of projects I have worked on with previous students is very diverse, so please have a look at the portfolio on my website. You can click on it at the top of the page.

My studio is at the Welshmill Hub Building on Park Hill Drive Frome. BA11 2LE. It is close to the town centre with a nice walk by the river to get here.

If you chose to visit Frome on the 1st sunday of the month you will be in for a treat at lunchtime as its market day and there is a great range of hot food stalls and lots of interesting vintage stalls and independent food producers.

If you have no prior experience I recommend coming along for a introduction day and we will make a leather bound Victorian style note book together.

Alternatively I also offer a day of conservation bookbinding where you can bring along your favourite old book to restore.

Making your own wedding album or photo album is also possible.

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

What's included in the price?

Materials included.
Please bring your own lunch.
You're also welcome to bring your c.d's
The studio is 10 mins walk from the town centre and 25 mins walk from the train station.



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- - #9428

I approached Stephen with a sentimental favourite book to rebind and he suggested it might be a nice project to rebind it myself. Stephen has a great way of encouraging creativity in the process and has a great eye for what will work best with the document. I enjoyed every moment of working with him in his studio and watching his own work was incredibly inspiring. The whole process felt less like learning a process and more like exploring a sea of options and possibilities, with an able navigator at the helm. What began as a single book has grown to a small library of 15 and I look forward to binding some more in the near future.

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- - #9362

I bought a journal for my cousin's 30th birthday, hopping that this could come in handy for her to use daily even at work. So I decided to give the journal more sophisticated and antique look by bookbinding it for she was quite an artistic person. For choosing the cover of the journal, from his numerous collection, Stephen helped me to select an very old property document, which was handwritten in artistic legible script and with a lovely stamp on it. He also provided his aesthetic advice when I couldn't decide which part of the document I would like to use because it was so beautiful. Later on in each step, Stephen was like this: listened carefully to my needs and ideas and was very patient to guide me until I complete the whole process. The atmosphere in his studio was very relaxing and it was very pleasant to have his company for he is the man with lots of great stories. I enjoyed the bookbinding work a lot and was very satisfied with the work I'd done. Thank you Stephen!

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