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About the Course
Make your own hardback notebook/sketchbook using traditional bookbinding methods and materials. Open to both beginners and those with experience.
Tutor: Holly Serjeant (from Scriveners Books)
Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.
• Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting
• Relaxed, creative atmosphere
• 4 - 6 students per workshop
• Open to both beginners and those with experience
• Good fresh food, homemade cakes
• Accommodation on site and nearby if required
• Private groups welcome (minimum 4 people)
Please get in touch for bookings or further information.
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?
Fee includes professional tuition, lunch and refreshments - there will be an additional materials fee of approx £10
A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Let us know of any special dietary needs. Drinks and biscuits are available all day to help yourself with home-made cake mid afternoon.
Accommodation available at extra charge:
'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3 (+2 on sofa-bed)
'The Counting House' - Georgian town house in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2 (+1 on chair-bed)
I really enjoyed our day in this creative haven near Wirksworth. The studio is well lit with plenty of natural light and the size of the course was a nice surprise, [small]. We soon became engrossed under Holly's expert tuition and I was very impressed by our output. Holly provided a good range of paper for our covers. The lunch and cake was of a lovely home baked standard. I so enjoyed my day.
Myra Mannering - - #27222
The bookbinding course was superb, I couldn't have imagined that I would leave at the end of the day with a book that looked as if I had bought it in a shop!! Holly was an excellent tutor, really knowledgable but perfectly well-paced. And super organised too! The environment is lovely as well, with a very warm welcome from Alison and Peter, superb home-cooked food (the cake itself is worth the trip!) and a gorgeous studio to work in. I would so recommend this course to anyone, whether you do crafts or not.
Cathy B - - #18101
Response from Zantium Studios Ltd:Thanks Cathy, Great to hear our course hit the spot! The books you made were really lovely. We are delighted to have Holly on board and looking forward to more dates for next year.
Great course in great location. The course had a good pace and I was amazed at the quality of the finished book I produced. I'm hooked. Plenty of refreshments , great lunch with a bright spacious work room for the course. Would definitely recommend this course and location.
Vivien p - - #18097
Response from Zantium Studios Ltd:Thankyou for this positive feedback which I will certainly pass on to Holly Serjeant, your tutor. We, as hosts, were delighted with the course and hope to offer it again next year.
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