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Bookbinding - The Presentation Album Workshop

Bookbinding Presentation Album

About the Course

The Presentation Album was developed as an answer to a question: how to create a simple but handsome album that would house photos in an elegant embossed page without swelling the book.
Over the course of two days you will create a very handsome, quality presentation album. Each page will have an impressed panel to house the photographs, made using an ingenious technique which is far simpler than you might imagine!

This course is ideal for those who love to make their own books. This workshop offers basic skills in bookbinding which can be repeated at home with no specialised equipment.

Tutor Information
Dominic Riley is an internationally renowned bookbinder, teacher, writer, and lecturer.
He specializes in the restoration of antiquarian books and the creation of contemporary fine bindings. His prize-winning bindings are in collections world-wide, including the British Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Grolier Club in New York and the Bodleian Library in Oxford. In 2013 he was awarded first prize in the International Bookbinding competition, is a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders and President of the Society of Bookbinders. He teaches internationally, in the UK and across Europe, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and South America. He has taught at Dillington three times in recent years.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

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




3 days (9:00am to 4:30pm)

Next available date

14th April 2021

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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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