Traditional Half-Leather Bookbinding at the Grange Ellesmere

Traditional Half-Leather Bookbinding at the Grange Ellesmere

Duration: 3-day

Price: £499

Run by: Rose Ward-Allen
at The Grange Ellesmere

01691 623495

The Grange
Grange Road
Ellesmere
Shropshire
SY12 9DE

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About the Course

This course will focus on the creation of a traditional half-leather binding with raised bands on the spine. The binding of the book will be undertaken from an already recessed cord sewn and trimmed book block to the finished half leather binding.

The course will start at 9am each day and carry on through to about 4.30pm, with breaks for lunch and tea. It takes place in our fully equipped training bindery, with indiviual workstations and tool sets for each person. The course tutor is Jim MacWilliams, a craft bookbinder of many years, who worked as a bookbinder and restorer at Edinburgh University and then went on to be Head of the Print Finishing and Bookbinding Department at the London College of Printing, before moving to Leeds and then setting up his own bookbinding and restoration workshop.

This course is aimed at those who have some experience of traditional bookbinding and it would be useful if they had made a cased book previously to learn the skills involved.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tools and most of the materials are provided but there will be an additional charge of £20 for the leather. Non-residents prices include lunches and teas whilst the full residential price includes all meals, tuition and accommodation. Residents also enjoy evenings with time to chat about books and bookbinding (or anything else), and to those taking letterpress printing classes running at the same time.


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Course Start Dates

Thursday 7th June 2018

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