Bookbinding workshops

Are you interested in bookbinding, would like to learn to make your own notebook?

I run bookbinding workshops for small groups of up to 7 participants.

All courses are suitable for complete beginners and concentrate mainly on hands-on practice.

During the workshop participants will learn the basics of chosen type of binding. They will leave the course with finished notebook of their own making and basic skills they can apply to further projects using particular binding.

If you’d like us to organise a workshop at your venue, please get in touch by email.

Types of workshops:

Coptic binding
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Coptic binding is one of non-adhesive types of binding and is perfect for those who like when their notebook opens flat which makes it comfortable for writing or drawing. In this course you will learn the basic preparatory work for making a small coptic bound notebook.

You will be able to design simple paper-covered boards, prepare and fold papers to make signatures and you will practise the basic stitches. You will leave the course with your own handmade notebook.

Price: £30/person (incl. all materials and refreshments)

Course duration: 4 hours
Max. capacity: 6 people


Single-signature books and pamphlets
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Single-signature or single-section books are simple book structures consisting of one  . During the course you will learn the basic skills needed to make a single-section notebook, you will learn how to fold and manipulate paper and design and make the cover.
We will look at different ways of stitching and each participant will leave with at least 2 finished notebooks.
You’re welcome to bring your own printed texts or pictures to use as pages or cover of your own personalised pamphlet.

Price: £25/person (incl. all materials and refreshments)
Course duration: 2.5 hours

Max. capacity: 7 people


Case binding
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Case binding is the most common type of hardcover binding.
This course will teach you the basic techniques of making a simple hardback notebook. You will learn to prepare and fold the sheets into sections, stitch the book block, make the cover and to attach the book block to the cover. During the course you will make your own case bound notebook.
You’re welcome to bring your own printed texts or pictures to use as pages or cover of your own personalised pamphlet.

Price: £30/person (incl. all materials and refreshments)
Course duration: 3.5 hours
Max. capacity: 6 people