In this fascinating workshop, you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of bookbinding, using traditional skills and techniques to create your own bespoke hard backed notebook to take home with you. During the class, you will be taught how to use a range of traditional tools and materials and shown how to prepare and stitch pages. You will then cut boards and cover them with either bookbinding cloth or decorative paper, in order to create a beautiful hard cover finish for your book. This workshop is suitable for all levels, as no prior experience of bookbinding is required. All materials and use of tools are included, together with lots of tea, coffee and homemade cake. The workshop will be taught by multi-award winning professional bookbinder, Mylyn McColl. “Relaxed atmosphere, friendly hosts, excellent tutor and I get to go home with something handmade. Perfect!” “Fab workshop with a great teacher. Thank you!”

What's included in the price?

All materials, use of tools, tea, coffee and home made cake.


3½ hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Handmade Workshops Ltd

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Handmade Workshops was set up by two enthusiastic crafters to bring affordable and accessible workshops to people of all abilities. Always friendly, fun and welcoming.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Public transport
  • Weekends
  • Hen dos
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