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Bookbinding - Half-leather Stub Binding - a 3-day course


Duration: 3 day

Price: £499

Run by: Glenn Malkin
at The Grange, Ellesmere

The Grange
Grange Road
Ellesmere
Shropshire
SY12 9DE

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About the Course

Thursday 4th - Sun 7th JUly 2019
Bookbinding - Stub-bindings in half leather
Tutor: Glenn Malkin

Stub bindings are commonly used for binding artwork, maps and other documents that need to be opened flat.

We will make a book from scratch which incorporates a variety of approaches to stub binding so participants will be able to select the most appropriate structures for projects they may face in the future. The case will be half leather with raised bands on the spine.

This book is suited for those with some prior experience of bookbinding.

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What's included in the price?

The course takes place in our dedicated on-site teaching bindery, with a maximum of 8 participants, each with their own work station and set of tools. Limiting the group size and having an experienced craft bookbinder, who is also a great teacher, as a tutor, ensures that you learn the techniques successfully.

All tools are provided for the weekend. There will be a materials charge of up to £35 for materials used in making your book.

The price includes full board in our country house, with single en-suite rooms. All meals are home-cooked and when possible, use produce from our own Victorian vegetable garden. Bedrooms are comfortable and spacious, as are the sitting-room, library (with beautiful view over the wildflower meadow) and conservatory. As many of our guests return year on year, we know that they feel very much at home here.

(Please note that the review below relates to one of our past bookbinding courses.)



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I embarked on this with only a tiny ambition to try bookbinding, but came away having made two beautiful hand-sewn books, one complete with ribbons and marbled end papers! Chris Rowlatt is a wonderful teacher. Whenever I struggled he was there to support me onto the next stage and he managed that for everyone on the course. The Grange is a lovely Georgian house with that kind of architectural confidence that is both beautiful (a library with fantastic views over the grounds) and quirky (love the chess board in the conservatory floor with its scaled up chess set). It also has a publishing company which means lots of ribbons and papers left over to end up in your own books. This course, and the Grange, seem dedicated to preserving all aspects of the heritage of books, not merely preserving crafts. This extra focus really made a difference to my experience. I'll be returning for the Advanced Week.

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Course Start Dates

Thursday 4th July 2019

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