Upcoming Classes

    • 11 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • ArtWorks CB4 3EF
    • 1
    Register

    You will learn new techniques in each 3-hour session to complete four beautiful book structures along with a lined slipcase to hold your treasured prototype collection. All of the skills can be 'mixed and matched' so that you have a myriad of design possibilities.  

    Week 1: Introduction and Quarter Bound Single Section
    Week 2: Concertina Binding
    Week 3: Hard Bound Journal
    Week 4: Japanese Stab Stitch
    Week 5: Lined Slipcase
     These classes are booked as a block but if you would like to attend one or more as a 'taster' email me and I can advise you on space availability. 

    • 27 Jan 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Brignell Bookbinders CB1 2LG
    • 5
    Register

    Whilst slipcases and clamshell boxes are most common in bookbinding many people just love boxes for boxes' sake so this class is for you!  We will explore a variety of options including stacking, dividing and alternative lids whilst also working on (thru demonstration and practice) the all-important skills of cutting and covering. All participants will work to the same template but there will be the opportunity for personalisation in covering and lining materials. You will go home with one beautiful box and the materials to practice another tray, turning the whole project into a handmade masterpiece!

    • 19 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cambridge Artworks, CB4 3EF
    • 4
    Register

    These beautiful and versatile structures are a prefect place to start, or continue, your  bookbinding journey.

    The  5-week programme takes you, step by step, through four new structures

    Long Stitch binding,
    Islamic-style,
    Wrapper (suitable for use on old and damaged or new books) and
    Posh Paper,
    all held together in a lined and lidded box. These books make gorgeous gifts and, as with Beginning Bookbinding, the techniques and skills are interchangeable allowing you to develop your own creative finishes.

    The class is designed for beginners and it is not necessary to have any previous experience. This series focuses on more 'artsy' structures whilst Beginning Bookbinding focuses on more 'everyday' styles. The classes can be taken in any order.

    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Brignell Bookbinders CB1 2LG
    • 5
    Register

    Make your own hard-backed notebook and emboss it with a title or your name. A thrilling achievement in a day and a great gift if you can bear to put someone else's name on it! Combine this with the raised bands class and/or a slipcase or solander box class for a truly special project. This could even be the beginning of your journey into leather bindings (see March 24). 
    We work on a standard size of 120mm x 165mm and 200 pages so that all projects are uniform and can mix'n'match.


    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Brignell Bookbinders CB1 2LG
    • 2
    Register

    Take your bookbinding a step further and learn to do a full leather binding. You can make your own book block in advance or work with one of our pre-made blocks. We will pare the leather and complete the case binding in the day to include simple cover decoration or titling. Max 4 participants.

    • 17 Apr 2018
    • Stapleford Granary, CB22 5BP
    Register

    Whilst we have not finalised the finer details yet, Kate and I thought you might like to know that we have got a date for the long-promised one-day marbling and book making event. We will be at Stapleford Granary where we find they have a room just perfect for us - running water, drying racks and high benches for comfortable binding! Kate will share her wealth of knowledge and experience during the morning when you will be able to design and produce your own 'amrbles' and we will take some of that paper and have it dried, ready for you to produce a beautiful and versatile book structure in the afternoon. More details will appear here shortly but booking is now open!

Past events

18 Nov 2017 Case Bound Journal Sat Nov 18
14 Nov 2017 Coptic Binding Tues Nov 14
13 Nov 2017 Travel Journal
02 Nov 2017 Concertina Binding
01 Nov 2017 Single Page Loop Binding Wed Nov 1
21 Oct 2017 Full Leather Case Bound Journal Sat Oct 21
11 Oct 2017 Coptic Binding Wed Oct 11
23 Sep 2017 Boxes Sat Sept 23
13 Sep 2017 The Wrap (5 evenings) from Wednesday, September 13
11 Sep 2017 The Wrap (5 evenings) from Monday, September 11
07 Sep 2017 Beginning Bookbinding (5 evenings) from Thurs Sept 7
23 Aug 2017 Raised Bands Wed Aug 23
22 Jul 2017 Photograph Album Sat July 22
28 Jun 2017 Travel Journal Wed June 28
24 Jun 2017 Case Bound Journal Sat June 24
27 May 2017 Case Bound Journal Sat May 27
23 May 2017 Secret Belgian Binding Tues May 23
10 May 2017 Beginning Bookbinding (5 evenings) starting Wed May 10
22 Apr 2017 Case Bound Journal Sat April 22
05 Apr 2017 Artist's Sketchbook Wed April 5
25 Feb 2017 Book and Page Repairs Sat Feb 25
05 Feb 2017 The Art and Craft of the Book Sun Feb 5
01 Feb 2017 Beginning Bookbinding (5 evenings) starting Wed Feb 1
28 Jan 2017 Case Bound Journal Sat Jan 28
23 Jan 2017 Box Making Mon Jan 23
14 Jan 2017 Wedding Table Guest Memory Books
03 Dec 2016 Mill Road Winter Fair Sat Dec 3
26 Nov 2016 Making Winter Sat/Sun 26/27 Nov
19 Nov 2016 Case Bound Journal Sat Nov 19
17 Nov 2016 The Art of the Book Thurs 17 Nov
16 Nov 2016 *new* Book-in-a-Box Wed 16 Nov
02 Nov 2016 Beginning Bookbinding I (5 evenings) starting Wed 2 Nov
22 Oct 2016 Cloth Back Repairs Sat 22 Oct
18 Oct 2016 Dos-a-Dos Tues 18 Oct
06 Oct 2016 Beginning Bookbinding II (5 evenings) starting Thurs 6 Oct
06 Oct 2016 The Art of the Book Thurs 6 Oct
30 Sep 2016 *new* Limp Vellum-style Bindings Fri 30 Sept
27 Sep 2016 Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale Make Your Own Book - Tues 27 Sept
24 Sep 2016 Open Workshop - Sat 24 Sept
19 Sep 2016 Beginning Bookbinding I (5 mornings) starting Mon 19 Sept
27 Aug 2016 Open Workshop - Sat 27 Aug
16 Aug 2016 Raised Bands 1/4 Leather Tues 16 Aug
13 Aug 2016 Solander Box - Sat Aug 13
30 Jul 2016 Open Workshop - Sat July 30
16 Jul 2016 Paperback Repairs - Sat July 16
13 Jul 2016 Coptic Binding - Wed 13 Jul
25 Jun 2016 Open Workshop - Sat June 25
23 Jun 2016 Dos-a-Dos - Thurs 23 Jun
28 May 2016 Open Workshop - Sat May 28
07 May 2016 Hard Backed Journal - Sat May 7
30 Apr 2016 Slipcase and Box - Sat April 30
28 Apr 2016 Beginning Bookbinding (5 eve. classes) starting 28/4/16
18 Apr 2016 Beginning Bookbinding - April 18-22
12 Apr 2016 Japanese Album Binding - Tues April 12
07 Apr 2016 Case Bound Journal Thurs April 7
19 Mar 2016 Repairs/1 -Cloth Case - Sat March 19
15 Mar 2016 Limp Bindings - Tues March 15
13 Mar 2016 Coptic Binding - Sun March 13
27 Feb 2016 Hard Backed Journal
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