Workshops

My full and half day workshops are run in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and are suitable for both beginners or those wanting to refresh their bookbinding skills. All the necessary tools and materials are provided, you just need to bring your enthusiasm!

Some of the tools and materials you will be using

Dates for workshops 2021

My forthcoming workshops will be held at Inspire Makers, a new creative space with a dedicated workshop area, located in the Old High Street, Falmouth.

Saturday 18 SeptemberFully booked

Soft bound booklet and concertina book, half day course, £35

This workshop is an Introduction to some of the basic skills of bookbinding. You will learn how to make a simple single section booklet with wrap-around cover, and a concertina (leporello) book. The tasks covered include folding, stitching, accurate measuring and cutting, all of which form a strong base for taking bookbinding forward. No previous experience is necessary.

The workshop runs from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Refreshments will be provided.

Please visit inspiremakers.com to book.

Friday 29 October

A5 hardback journal, full day course, £75

Learn how to make a multi-section hardbound book from scratch, using traditional bookbinding techniques. During this workshop you will learn about paper grain, folding, collating and stitching together the pages to make a ‘book block’, before tackling the case (cover) and finally binding the book together. The book will be quarter bound with bookcloth and Japanese chiyogami paper.

Not only will you leave with a beautiful, A5 multi signature, hardbound book that can be used as a journal or sketchbook, you will also take home the skills to make many more at home! No previous experience is necessary.

The workshop runs from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Refreshments will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch with you.

Please visit inspiremakers.com to book.

I am happy to visit a different venue if you wish to arrange a group session for friends, family or colleagues. Please contact me for further details.

To whet your appetite, film maker Saskia Sicherman has filmed me casing in one of my book kits. View here.

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