In-person course

Bookbinding - Embroidery Techniques on Leather



The course will start with learning about different embroidery techniques and stitches and making an embroidery sampler to test all of these techniques out.

Students will then work with leather using these embroidery skills to build up their designs over coloured leather onlays.

The course will conclude with the finished embroidered leather being stuck onto a text block to create a bound notebook.
Includes all material costs.

Tutor Information
Hannah Brown graduated with BA (Hons) in 3D Crafts from Brighton University in 2004. She won first prize in the 2008 Designer Bookbinders Competition and was also awarded the Mansfield Medal for best book in the same competition. She has since won the same competition twice (2011 and 2013) and has also won two Distinguished winner awards in the DB International Bookbinding Competition (2013 and 2017).
Hannah specialises in fine bookbinding and other bespoke commissioned works with a particular focus on embroidery on leather. She works with a variety of materials to creating unique bindings from scratch from her home studio in Somerset.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

This residential course includes tuition, materials, full board and accommodation, 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.


Bookings team at Dillington House. Somerset County Council
Dillington House
TA19 9DT

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Residential
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users

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