Bookbinding - Optional Focus on Case Binding

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On this general bookbinding course participants may pursue their own rebinding or repair projects at their own pace under the guidance of our expert tutor, rather than following a particular programme.  However, for those who wish it there will be a focus on Case binding.  

This is suitable for anyone who has followed the introductory course earlier this year and wishes to develop their knowledge.  It is also suitable for complete beginners, who will be given a solid grounding in basic techniques of bookbinding before they progress further or start to repair books.  

This course will benefit anyone who has learnt the case-binding method and would like to develop their bookbinding skills further.  It can also be a ‘refresher’ exercise for anyone who feels unsure about the leather-covering process.  Students may also take time to concentrate on a particular aspect of binding or bring work for which they would like advice or instruction.

Students who wish to learn how to repair books should first acquire a sound knowledge of book structure.  This course will show how case-bound books are put together and is thus a good grounding for the more complex work of leather binding or book repair.      It is also a good introduction for complete beginners who would like to learn the basics of bookbinding.

Tutor Information
Angela Sutton first learnt bookbinding with Ian Ross at the former Oxford Polytechnic, and then studied archive conservation and repair as well as bookbinding at the Camberwell School of Art and Craft.  She taught the recreational course at Malvern Hills College for 15 years, and now teaches regularly at Dillington and elsewhere.  She published Bookbinding in Pictures, a beginner’s guide to bookbinding, in 2015.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

This residential course includes tuition, full board and accommodation, plus travel and admission for field trips where applicable, unless stated otherwise. Non residential places also available.

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.


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Dillington House
TA19 9DT

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

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