Make your own hard-backed Journal, Album or Sketchbook (typically about 21cm square but you can specify your own size) 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 box-making class for a truly special project.
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Just in time for summer holidays and gap years! During this one day class you will learn a 'speedy' leather binding and have the opportunity to construct your own refillable journal with papers and pockets to suit you or the lucky recipient. Lots of appropriate cover papers will be available but if you have a special one in mind, please bring it along.
This beautiful 20cm x 15cm album will hold up to 40 single 5x7 photographs on 20 acid-free pages (black or white).
You can choose one of our marbled papers and use a matching bookcloth or you can make a fully personalised book by bring your own paper. If you have a fabric you would like to use, please email me and we can discuss viability. The finishing touch will be adding an occasion, date or personal name to the cover. A treasure!
During this one day class we use a mixture of demonstration and practice to ensure that you finish the day with a completed quarter leather raised bands book. A stunning book and skills that you can transfer home if you wish.
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,
Wrapper (suitable for use on old and damaged or new books) and
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.
Dates are Weds Sept 13th , 20th and 27th, Oct 4th and 18th . Please note the gap between the last two events.
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.
A whole new take on a binding for photographs, artworks, calligraphy, postcards, etc. Photo and more information soon!
The historic and beautiful 'coptic' binding is a very popular class.
The binding allows the book to lie perfectly flat and also to open to 360 degrees, making it popular amongst other things as a journal, travel book or artist sketch book. Also, the exposed spine stitching has enormous visual appeal.During the day you will learn how to prepare the pages for binding as well as decide on your own personal decorative style for board covering before getting to grips with the stitching. You will also have creative input on the appearance of the spine itself.Suitable for beginners.
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. There will be an extra £10 charge for leather on this class. New photos to follow!
Details on the structure we will be working on will be available shortly.
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