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Bookbinding Workshops / Classes in the UK (2016)

Find below a complete list of bookbinding courses and workshops in the UK. All courses listed are available to the public, some are day courses, others are multi-day courses and some are full time.

If you know of any more bookbinding courses or related book arts workshops (paper making, marbling, conservation etc.) then please leave some information¬†in the comments section below. Thank you ūüėÄ


Brighton | Bristol | Cambridge | Cumbria | Devon | Hampshire | Greater Manchester | Kent | London | Merseyside | Norfolk | Northamptonshire | Oxfordshire | Shropshire | Somerset | Suffolk | Surrey | Sussex | Wiltshire | Yorkshire




Edinburgh | Fife | Glasgow | Moray | Strathclyde



Big Jump Press
email:¬†[email protected]

Bookbinding and box making workshops in London and Brighton

Solander (clamshell) Box, London Centre for Book Arts, £85 (10% discount for Friends of LCBA, Students & Concessions)
Sunday 17 January 2016, 11am‚Äď6pm

Case Binding (Bookbinding Masterclass), The Art Academy, London, Course Code: WC1502PR13, £170
Saturday & Sunday, 30th & 31st January 2016, 10.00am ‚Äď 5.00pm

Drum Leaf Binding, London Centre for Book Arts, £85 (10% discount for Friends of LCBA, Students & Concessions)
Sunday 14 February 2016, 11am ‚Äď 5pm

Bookbinding: Link Stitch Binding, London Centre for Book Arts £85 (10% discount for Friends of LCBA, Students & Concessions)
Saturday 2 April 2016, 11am‚Äď5pm


University of the West of England (UWE) Book Arts Courses
email:¬†[email protected]
phone: 0117 3284915
Tutors: Angie Butler | Guy Begbie | Stephen Fowler | Jeff Rathermel

Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, Bristol, Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol BS3 2JT

Many courses ran throughout the year, please check the University website for more information.


email:¬†[email protected]

21 Marlowe Road, Cambridge CB3 9JW

Classes are suitable for beginners and those wishing to practice or develop new skills. Held throughout the year on Saturdays at Brignell Bookbinders and Tuesdays at Cambridge Artworks. A series of short ‚Äėtaster‚Äô classes is also available for beginners as well as private lessons.


Higham Hall
email: [email protected]
phone: 017687 76276

Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, CA13 9SH

Printmaking Workshop¬†(¬£271 ‚ÄĒ¬†¬£395)
February 12th at 18:30 to February 16th at 13:30

Papermaking With Textiles¬†(¬£224¬†‚ÄĒ¬†¬£317)
February 19th at 18:30 to February 22nd at 13:30

Lino Cut Print Making (Short)¬†(¬£157 ‚ÄĒ¬†¬£219)
March 2nd at 18:30 to March 4th at 13:30

Bookbinding: The Mighty Account Book Binding¬†(¬£214 ‚ÄĒ¬†¬£307)
March 25th at 18:30 to March 28th at 13:30

Lino Cut Print Making¬†(¬£214 ‚ÄĒ¬†¬£307)
April 10th at 18:30 to April 13th at 13:30

Paper Models: Pop-Up Mechanisms (£60)
May 9th at 10:00 to 17:00

Paper Models: Amazing Animals! (£60)
May 10th at 10:00 to 17:00

Talk & Tea: Understanding Paper: Past & Present (£16)
May 22nd at 14:00 to 16:30

Papermaking And Literature¬†(¬£224 ‚ÄĒ¬†¬£317)
May 22nd at 18:30 to May 25th at 13:30

Bookbinding & Restoration¬†(¬£271 ‚ÄĒ¬†¬£395)
June 3rd at 18:30 to June 7th at 13:30

Papermaking With Textiles¬†(¬£224 ‚ÄĒ¬†¬£317)
June 25th at 18:30 to June 28th at 13:30

Bookbinding: Special Notebooks in Vellum, Leather & Card¬†(¬£214 ‚ÄĒ¬†¬£307)
July 28th at 18:30 to July 31st at 13:30

Printmaking Workshop¬†(¬£271 ‚ÄĒ¬†¬£395)
August 21st at 18:30 to August 25th at 13:30

Dominic Riley and Michael Burke
email: [email protected] | [email protected]
phone: 015395 31161


Dartington Hall, Dartington Craft Education Centre
email: [email protected]
phone: 01803 847070 | 01803 847000

The Arts at Dartington, Space, Dartington Hall Totnes TQ9 6EN

Craft of Bookbinding (£100 for each 10-week run)
Tuesday 2-4pm, 7:30-9:30pm
Wednesday 9:30-11:30am
Thursday 9:30-11:30am, 2-4 pm

Craft of Printmaking
Enrolment for day sessions is for 10-week terms with sessions taking place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the year.
Evening classes also take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:30-9:30

Crafted: Nature in Print (two-day workshop, £170 including materials)
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March 2016, 10am – 4pm each day

Perfect Bindings

E:¬†[email protected]
T: 07582 783965

Workshops in traditional and contemporary book forms at arts centres and book festivals in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Full details can be found on the website, with new workshops added throughout the year.
Tutor: Megan Stallworthy

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Southern Bookcrafts Club

email: [email protected]
phone: 023-8026-6969 (Jack Walters)

Unit 3b, Winnall Farm Industrial Estate, Easton Lane, Winchester, SO23 0HA

Finishing with Foil (£35 + £5 materials)
16th January, from 10:30 to about 16:00
Finishing with both metal (various colours) and real gold foils
Apply by 2nd January

Covering & Repairing Corners (£35 + £5 materials)
20th February, from 10:30 to about 16:00
Includes making corners, ways of covering with variety of materials and also repairing corners
Apply by 6th February

Beyond The Basics of Paper Repair (£35 + £5 materials)
19th March, from 10:30 to about 16:00
A quick refresher on paper repairs followed by a look at adhesives and materials for completing more complex tears.  Includes making re-moistenable tissue, consolidating tatty edges and tinting tissue. You are welcome to bring in a problematic paper project for discussion
Apply by 5th March

Sharpening & Paring (£35 + £5 materials)
16th April, from 10:30 to about 16:00
The varied tools used to pare leather and the means to keep them sharp
Apply by 2nd April

Making Simple Finishing Tools (£35 + £5 materials)
21st May, from 10:30 to about 16:00
Shape a finishing tool starting with a Brass rod
Apply by 7th May

Post Binding (£35 + £5 materials)
18th June, from 10:30 to about 16:00
A simple sturdy loose leaf binding for documents and albums
Appy by 4th June

Greater Manchester

Hot Bed Press
email:¬†[email protected]
phone: 0161 743 3111

The Casket Works, Cow Lane, Salford, M5 4NB

Introduction To Printmaking (£130.00 / £110.00 members)
Starting: Wednesday 17th February 2016 Ending: Wednesday 16th March 2016 From: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Learn the art of printmaking and get to grips with different ways of mark-making and layering. This course starts you off with monoprinting and moves on in weekly installments of drypoint, collagraph and carborundum, building to the final week when you can combine all methods, overprint and add depth and a vibrancy of colour.

Introduction To Screenprinting (£130.00 / £110.00 members)
Starting: Saturday 20th February 2016 Ending: Sunday 21st February 2016 From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Screenprinting is quick, colourful and can be as sophisticated or as simple as you like. Learn to screenprint base colours and add a second layer with simple paper stencils. You will also be shown how to coat and expose a photo-screen and overprint onto your base colours to pull it all together.
You will finish the weekend with a small edition of prints and the knowledge of how to carry on screenprinting with confidence.

Japanese Water-Based Woodblock Printing (Mokuhanga) (£130.00 / £110.00 members)
Starting: Saturday 20th February 2016 Ending: Sunday 21st February 2016 From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Mokuhanga is perfect for artists interested in a non-toxic, table-top, meditative printmaking technique. Learn the basic skills to create a key block and colour separation print, in the tradition of Ukiyo-e, using Japanese tools and materials. With countless possibilities, and minimum equipment (only a baren, no press required!), you will be sure to fall in love with both the process and results of this accessible printmaking method.

Hardback Books (£130.00 / £110.00 members)
Starting: Saturday 5th March 2016 Ending: Sunday 6th March 2016 From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Over one weekend learn how to make two different types of hardback book from scratch. You will begin by learning how to sew single pages onto tapes to make a book with an intricate, visible spine and hard front and back covers. Then you will go on to make a traditional hard-back cloth bound book complete with endpapers, headbands and a bookmark ribbon. The course is ideal for those who already have some experience of making books but is also suitable for anyone who has no previous book binding experience. After completion of the course you will never want to buy your own note- or sketchbook ever again.

The Screenprinted Poster (£130.00 / £110.00 members)
Starting: Saturday 5th March 2016 Ending: Sunday 6th March 2016 From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Nick, a.k.a. Switch Open is one of the leading gig poster designers/printers in the UK. He will inspire by showing a fantastic selection of his own posters. You will be then be shown how to design your own images, expose your screens and produce your own 2 colour posters, as well as learning how to register your prints to go into ‚Äėmass production‚Äô, giving them a unique hand-made quality that makes them noticeable and highly desirable.

United Types Of America (£5.00 / £5.00 members)
Friday 18th March 2016. From: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

David Armes spent summer 2015 travelling across the US visiting letterpress studios, printmakers and colleges on a Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Starting in Portland, Oregon, he traced a route eastwards via Iowa, the twin cities, Chicago, the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Wisconsin, Detroit, New York state, Boston, Washington DC, finally finishing in Baltimore, Maryland, 11 weeks and over 25 studios later. Along the way he met fine artists, lifetime jobbing printers, Linotype operators, DIY punkers and a 71 year-old letterpress teacher with a collection of over a thousand platen presses. Join us as David recounts the many stories he uncovered about the vibrant American letterpress scene.

Type-o-Matic (£65.00 / £55.00 members)
Sunday 20th March 2016. From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Spend a fun filled day exploring the word as art, using our pool of typewriters. Inspired by typographic design, concrete poetry and subversive secretarial practice, experiment with text and image and learn to plan simple folded structures to create books and unique paper objects. Typewriters are back in vogue; come and join the fun and create something unique and on trend!

Two Colour Textile Repeat Pattern (£130.00 / £110.00 members)
Starting: Saturday 2nd April 2016 Ending: Sunday 3rd April 2016 From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

This weekend course will cover the process of composing a design as a repeat pattern for screen printing onto fabric. We will split this design over two layers so that the pattern is made up of two colours. Participants will expose designs onto screen using the photo screen technique and consider the quirks of screen printing onto fabric. The printed textiles you produce could be made up into bags, cushions or other accessories.

Drawn To Screen (£130.00 / £110.00 members)
Starting: Wednesday 6th April 2016 Ending: Wednesday 27th April 2016 From: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Work directly on a screen through drawing and painting and the clever use of stencils, fillers and special screen drawing fluid. This 4 week course will help you make really vibrant images, working quickly and without the aid of photo-screenprinting. It is direct, immediate and a whole lot of fun.

Copperplate Etching (£130.00 / £110.00 members)
Starting: Saturday 9th April 2016 Ending: Sunday 10th April 2016 From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Etch with ferric chloride on copper. Artist Andrew Hambleton will show you the intricacies and special qualities of line and clean wiping of the plate. Ferric is also a mordant that gives off no fumes so can be used safely in your own studio. This course can bring a whole new inspiration and impetus to even the most experienced etcher, but is also suited to those new to etching.

Multi-Block Relief Printing (£130.00 / £110.00 members)
Starting: Saturday 9th April 2016 Ending: Sunday 10th April 2016 From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Fun with lino! Design, cut and ink 3 separate blocks of lino and overprint in different colours. Overlapping will create another colour and a really complex print. Ink in semi-transparent colours to highten the effect. Along the way learn to register exactly on top of each block and use our wonderful Albions and Columbian presses. The resulting prints will be varied and wonderful.

Clamshell Box Workshop (£130.00 / £110.00 members)
Starting: Saturday 16th April 2016 Ending: Sunday 17th April 2016 From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Over the course of a weekend you will learn how to make a bespoke clamshell box from scratch. The box can be any size up to A4 and made to house an object, book or collection of prints of your choice. Learn how to measure and construct the trays that will hold the work. Then you will go on to cover them with your choice of coloured book cloth, line them with beautiful Esme Winter paper and finally make the outer case that will hold it all together.

Photo-Etching (£130.00 / £110.00 members)
Starting: Saturday 16th April 2016 Ending: Sunday 17th April 2016 From: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Master the art of photo-etching. Using Photec film and the revolutionary water-slide method learn to get perfect results every time. Once on the plate and partially stripped the image can be etched and aquatinted at different stages building up subtleties and intricacies. A final stripping of the plate will allow you to further develop your plate with etched lines and more tonal work.


The Learning Centre Bexley
email: [email protected]
phone: 020 3045 5176

Sidcup Arts & AEC, Alma Rd, Sidcup DA14 4ED


Big Jump Press

Bookbinding and box making workshops in London and Brighton

Solander (clamshell) Box, London Centre for Book Arts, £85 (10% discount for Friends of LCBA, Students & Concessions)
Sunday 17 January 2016, 11am‚Äď6pm

Case Binding (Bookbinding Masterclass), The Art Academy, London, Course Code: WC1502PR13, £170
Saturday & Sunday, 30th & 31st January 2016, 10.00am ‚Äď 5.00pm

Drum Leaf Binding, London Centre for Book Arts, £85 (10% discount for Friends of LCBA, Students & Concessions)
Sunday 14 February 2016, 11am ‚Äď 5pm

Bookbinding: Link Stitch Binding, London Centre for Book Arts £85 (10% discount for Friends of LCBA, Students & Concessions)
Saturday 2 April 2016, 11am‚Äď5pm

The Institute
email: [email protected]
phone: 020 8829 4229
Tutor: Chris Damp

Bishop Douglass School, Hamilton Road, East Finchley, London, N2 0SQ

Bookbinding T2 (£145.00)
12 January 2016 Р22 March 2016. 16:30 Р18:30 | 18:30 Р20:30

Bookbinding T3 (£160.00)
19 April 2016 Р05 July 2016. 16:30 Р18:30 | 18:30 Р20:30

Beginners are introduced to the makeup of a book and the basic skills of bookbinding techniques from a blank book to various styles of case bindings. Advanced students go on to work with leather.

London Centre for Book Arts
email: [email protected]
Tutor: Kate Rochester

London Centre for Book Arts, E3 2NQ London

There are too many bookbinding courses available to list here. Please check the website (above) for more info. Beginner ‚Äď advance courses available.

Morley College
email: [email protected]
phone: 020 7928 8501
Tutor: Young Sin Kim | David Mills

13 Jan 2016 – 16 Mar 2016 (10 weeks).¬†Wednesday 14:00 – 16:30¬†(¬£195 ‚ÄĒ¬†¬£215)
13 Jan 2016 Р16 Mar 2016 (10 weeks). Wednesday 18:00 Р21:00 (£260)
13 Apr 2016 – 6 Jul 2016 (12 weeks).¬†Wednesday 14:00 – 16:30¬†(¬£235 ‚ÄĒ ¬£260)
13 Apr 2016 Р6 Jul 2016 (12 weeks). Wednesday 18:00 Р21:00 (£310)

The course provides all the support you need to master the basics of bookbinding. The class will be a mixture of demonstrations and practical exercises. You will be taught about how to handle tools, equipment and bookbinding materials with confidence.

Bookbinding: Intermediate & Advanced
14 Jan 2016 – 17 Mar 2016 (10 weeks).¬†Thursday 13:30 – 16:30¬†(¬£235 ‚ÄĒ ¬£260)
14 Jan 2016 – 17 Mar 2016 (10 weeks).¬†Thursday 10:00 – 12:30¬†(¬£195 ‚ÄĒ¬†¬£215)
14 Apr 2016 – 7 Jul 2016 (12 weeks).¬†Thursday 10:00 – 12:30¬†(¬£235 ‚ÄĒ ¬£260)
14 Apr 2016 – 7 Jul 2016 (12 weeks).¬†Thursday 13:30 – 16:30 (¬£280 ‚ÄĒ¬†¬£310)

For students who have knowledge of bookbinding. Projects are self-directed and also provided through class exercises. Areas covered include leather and Vellum styles of binding, Gold finishing and book repair.

Book Arts (¬£160 ‚ÄĒ¬†¬£180)
15 Jan 2016 Р5 Feb 2016 (4 weeks). Friday 10:00 Р16:30

Bringing drawing, printmaking and bookbinding together to create books with personal narratives. Be motivated  to experiment and find personal ways to tell your stories within the book format, with expert tutors, Chris Christodoulou, (Printmaking) and Penny Stanford (Bookbinding).

The Sketchbook as Visual Diary¬†(¬£190 ‚ÄĒ¬†¬£210)
20 Jan 2016 Р9 Mar 2016 (8 weeks). Wednesday 10:00 Р13:00
20 Apr 2016 Р15 Jun 2016 (8 weeks). Wednesday 10:00 Р13:00

Use a sketchbook to record everyday life, dreams, memories, personal archives …. explore different materials and approaches to develop drawings.

Book Repair & Restoration
21 Jan 2016 Р17 Mar 2016 (9 weeks). Thursday 18:00 Р21:00 (£234)
14 Apr 2016 Р7 Jul 2016 (12 weeks). Thursday 18:00 Р21:00 (£310)

This course is an introduction to Book Restoration. Students will become familiar with several types of basic repairs on old/new damaged bindings and will look at the book structure in theory level as well as hands-on exercise. You will also learn how to judge overall conditions on damaged old books and to find appropriate treatments for them in the Western tradition.

Book Image Text (£230)
18 Apr 2016 Р27 Jun 2016 (9 weeks). Monday 18:00 Р21:00

What kind of book would you like to make, hold, see, read? Pace yourself using each page as a space to create sparky relationships between text and image. Experiment with form and content, learning from inspiring examples along the way. From sacred scrolls to bus timetables, from family albums to minimalist broadsides… nothing conveys ideas more magically than a book!

Open Bookbinding Workshop (£150)
22 Apr 2016 Р17 Jun 2016 (8 weeks). Friday 18:00 Р21:00

A workshop to allow Morley bookbinders to work independently on personal projects. Available only to intermediate and advanced artists/bookbinders with extensive printmaking experience.

The City Literary Institute
email: [email protected]
phone: 020 7492 2700 / 2703
Tutor: various

The City Literary Institute, Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BA

There are too many bookbinding courses available to list here. Please check the City Literary Institute website (above) for more info. Beginner ‚Äď advance courses available.

University of the Arts London
email: [email protected]
phone: 0207 514 2111
Tutor: Jane Drinkwater

London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SB

Bookbinding (£445)
21/03/2016 Р23/03/2016. 11:00 Р17:00
27/06/2016 Р29/06/2016. 11:00 Р17:00
23/08/2016 Р25/08/2016. 11:00 Р17:00
13/12/2016 Р15/12/2016. 11:00 Р17:00

This course, based in some of the best facilities in London, offers an introduction to bookbinding; perfect for those who have no experience in making handmade books, or those looking for a refresher. By the end of the course you will walk away with beautiful books you have made by hand.

Creative Bookbinding: Traditional and Contemporary (£445)
18/07/2016 Р20/07/2016. 11:00 Р17:00
13/09/2016 Р15/09/2016. 11:00 Р17:00
04/01/2017 Р06/01/2017. 11:00 Р17:00

This is an intensive short course that explores alternative formats and styles of creative bookbinding structures. You will learn a mix of age-old traditional techniques combined with contemporary methods and skills for making books. During a series of practical demonstrations you will make sewn and non-sewn binding structures.

Collage and Contextual Studies (£650)
11/04/2016 Р15/04/2016. 11:00 Р17:00
18/07/2016 Р22/07/2016. 11:00 Р17:00

In the art and design world, great importance is placed on the ability to generate interesting visual ideas. In this course, you will explore collage as a practical, creative, method-making medium for generating ideas. You will experience collage as a tool for thinking, as a means for articulating form, as inspiration for transferring your ideas to your art practice, and be encouraged to push visual boundaries.

Greenwich Community College

phone: 020 8488 4800

Greenwich Community College, Plumstead Centre, 95 Plumstead Road, London SE18 7DQ

Kingston Adult Education
email: [email protected]
phone: 020 8547 6875

King Charles Centre, King Charles Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT5 9AL

Richmond Adult Community College
email: [email protected]
phone: 020 8891 5907

Parkshot, Richmond, London, Surrey TW9 2RE

Bookbinding Workshop РIntermediate (£344)
24/02/2016 ‚ÄĒ¬†29/06/2016.¬†Wed (10:00 to 13:00)

This course explores book binding techniques, structures and projects of intermediate complexity. Projects establish progressive skills upon which you can build and reliably adapt. Intermediate binding techniques, book structures, pattern making and prototyping, tools and materials will be covered as well as adapting materials, Artist Editions and exhibitions.

Shepherds Falkiners
email: [email protected]
phone: 02072339999

30 Gillingham Street, London, SW1V 1HU

There are too many bookbinding courses available to list here. Please check the website (above) for more info. Beginner ‚Äď advance courses available.

Studio Five
email: [email protected]
phone: 0208 563 2158
Tutor: Mark Cockram

Studio Five First Floor, The Mews, 46-52 Church Road, Barnes, London SW13 0DQ

Studio 5 special workshops and Master Classes

Studio 5 Bookbinding for Beginners

Black Fox Bindery
email: [email protected]
phone: 07929 549140
Tutor: Nicky

Black Fox Bindery, The Glass Door, Units 2-4, 10 Manor Road, London N16 5SA

Please phone or email Nicky for details and bookings.

Working Men’s College
email: [email protected]
Tutors: Lina Avramidou

Working Men’s College, Kentish Town, 44 Crowndale Rd, London, NW1 1TR

Book Binding & Book Arts (£90.00)
11/01/2016¬†–¬†08/02/2016. Mondays.¬†13:30¬†–¬†16:30¬†(¬£90.00)
22/02/2016¬†–¬†21/03/2016. Mondays.¬†13:30¬†–¬†16:30¬†(¬£90.00)
11/04/2016¬†–¬†09/05/2016. Mondays.¬†13:30¬†–¬†16:30¬†(¬£70.00)
16/05/2016¬†–¬†20/06/2016. Mondays.¬†13:30¬†–¬†16:30¬†(¬£90.00)

On this course you will learn a range of bookbinding and book art skills through a series of traditional and experimental book structures. You will be given simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs, health and safety information and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

email: [email protected]
Tutors: Lina Avramidou

The Create Place 29 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ

Multi-Section Case Binding (£65, includes materials and refreshments)
Sunday 17 January¬†2016 11.00 am ‚Äď 4.00 pm

This workshop will take you through the different stages of making a multi-section handbound book with hard cover, including folding, making endpapers, stitching, spine lining, covering and casing in. You will learn about paper grain, bookbinding cloths, and different bookbinding tools. You will take home your finished book which can be used as a sketchbook, notebook or journal. All materials will be provided and no previous bookmaking experience is required.

Clare Bryan

Book Arts: Experimental Structures
Mondays 11 Jan ‚Äď 8 Feb 2016.¬†5 weeks.¬†10.30 ‚Äď 4.30 at¬†City Lit

Using theatrical book structures such as the star and tunnel books you will experiment with collage, paper cut-throughs to explore your ideas through layers, depth and structure. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

Paper engineering: pop-ups and the artists’ book
Mondays 15 Feb ‚Äď 14 Mar 2016.¬†5 weeks.¬†10.30 ‚Äď 4.30 at¬†City Lit

Be creative with paper and develop the 2D page into 3D pop-ups. You will be introduced to various folding techniques and simple book structures such as zig-zag & pamphlet bindings. With opportunity to practise and produce a number of models that will provide you with a good working knowledge of the materials and techniques required to enable you to develop your pop-up skills within the book form.

Friday evenings 3rd June Р1st July 2016. evening. 6.00 Р9.00 at City Lit

You will be introduced to construction techniques enabling you to make a slip-case, drop-back box and a phase box to a set size. Through the making of these structures you should be able to leave the course with a good working knowledge of the materials and techniques required to develop your box making skills for future work.

Workshop 1 – Simple book structures
Saturday 11 July, 10.00 ‚Äď 16.30 at¬†West Dean
Exclusive to London Independent Photography members | 15 places | £40

This will be a hands-on workshop in which Clare will introduce you to the book form through a series of simple but effective book structures. From folded forms through to three-hole stitched books and stab bindings. She will show examples of books by artists and photographers and discuss appropriate materials to use and the importance of grain direction. Participants will make several hand made books that can be taken away to be used as models for exploring and developing their own photobooks.
This workshop is appropriate for beginners just starting out with an interest in making books by hand, and those with more experience who want to extend or refresh their skills.

Workshop 2 ‚Äď Multi-sectioned stitched books
Saturday 25 July, 10.00 ‚Äď 16.30 at¬†West Dean
Exclusive to London Independent Photography members | 15 places | £40

In this one-day workshop you will make two multi-sectioned non-adhesive books. Folding paper into several sections you will stitch them together using the Coptic binding method with board covers decorated using inkpads. In the afternoon you will sew sections onto card tapes, which will then be threaded onto a folded card cover. Clare will show examples and talk through the methods of pagination and planning involved in multi-section books.
This workshop is appropriate for beginners just starting out with an interest in making books by hand, and those with more experience who want to extend or refresh their skills.


Book Transformations


The Book Studio
email: [email protected] | [email protected]
phone: 01263 734779
Tutor: Judith Ellis

Judith Ellis, 14 Blofields Loke, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6ES


Knuston Hall Residential College for Adults
email: [email protected]
phone: 01933 312 104

Knuston Hall, Irchester, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN29 7EU


Oxford Brookes University: School of Arts
email: [email protected] | [email protected]
phone: 01865 793083
Tutor: Ian Ross

Oxford Brookes University, Richard Hamilton Building, Headington Campus, Oxford, OX3 0BP

Arthur Green
email: [email protected]
phone: 07921457174

The Bartholomew Rooms, The Square, Eynsham, OX29 4HW


The Grange
email: [email protected]
phone: 01691 623495
Tutor: Andrew Brown

Grange Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9DE


Dillington House
email: [email protected]
phone: 01460 258 648
Tutor: Angela Sutton, John Jameson & Sarah Jarrett-Kerr

Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT

Hauser and Wirth, Somerset
email:¬†[email protected]
Friday 20 February 10am – 4pm

Tutor: Megan Stallworthy

Chinese accordion books and limp handmade paper bindings


Field Studies Council
email: [email protected]
phone: 01206 298283
Tutor: George Davidson

Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, Suffolk


The Otter Bindery
email: http://otterbookbinding.com/contact-us/
phone: 01730 352042

Classes take place in Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9JS.


West Dean College
Full-Time: http://www.westdean.org.uk/…/BooksandLibraryMaterials.aspx
Short Courses: https://www.westdean.org.uk/…/CourseSubCat.aspx?group=boo
email: [email protected]
phone: 01243 818239
Instructors: John Robinson | Tracey Bush | Sarah Bryant | Susan Hufton | Jane Ponsford | Jemma Lewis | Kathy Abbott | Mark Hiner

West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex. PO18 0QZ

The Old Rectory Adult Education College
email: [email protected]
phone: 01796 865306
Tutors: Jan Pickett | Tony and Sue Dawkins (Course Directors)

The Old Rectory Adult Education College, Fittleworth, Pulborough, West Sussex. RH20 1HU

Please ring/email Tony or Sue on the contact details above to find out more about bookbinding courses.


email: [email protected]
phone: 01672 851638
Instructors: Benjamin Elbel, Emily Martin, Lori Sauer

Workshops hosted at village hall at MARDEN SN10 3RQ or at Lori Sauer’s studio in the nearby village of BEECHINGSTOKE SN9 6HL

Sailsbury Book Crafts
email: [email protected]
phone: 01672 851638
Instructors: Lori Sauer

HARNHAM SCOUT HUT (next to the Church Hall), Lower Street, just off the Harnham Road on the southern side of Salisbury.

email: [email protected]
phone: 01672 851979
Instructors: Alison Strachan

The Daffodil Barn, Nursery Farm, Woodborough, Near Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 5PF

No currently announced bookbinding courses (checked 01 October 2014), check website for further details.

Nancy Winfield
phone: 01722 323488

45 St. Andrews Road, Lower Bemerton, Salisbury. SP2 9NT

Nancy offers approximately 15 full-day Saturday courses on bookbinding throughout the year. Please contact her for dates.


Signature Bindings
e-mail: [email protected]
phone: 0797 2648001

Workshops take place at the Hull History Centre, Worship Street, Hull.

The Workshop
email: [email protected]
phone: 01723 859060
Level: All | Teacher: Philip Winskill

21a Main Street, Ebberston, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 9NR

Conways of Halifax
phone: 01422 353767
email: [email protected]
Teacher: Stephen Conway

48 New Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2LH, UK

Check website for further details.

The Artworks
email: [email protected]
phone: 01422 346 900
Teacher: Terry Collins

The Artworks, Shaw Lodge, Shaw Lane, Halifax, HX3 9ET

Various arts and crafts courses, check website for further details.

inc workshop (Leeds City College)
email: [email protected]
phone: 0113 391 2547
Teacher: Various

Unit 11 Sheepscar House, 15 Sheepscar Street South, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Various arts and crafts courses, check website for further details.



The Farthing Press and Bindery
phone: 01938 590733
email: [email protected]
Tutor: Alan Fitch

Sarnau Farm, Sarnau, Llanymynech, Powys. SY22 6QJ



Owl & Lion
Tutor: Isabelle Ting

Owl & Lion, 66 West port, Edinburgh, EH1 2LD

Various Short Classes (1+ days) in Bookbinding, workshop operates from Sunday ‚Äď Wednesday. Classes bookable online.

Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts
phone: 0131 225 5248

9-11 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR


The Old Printing Works
email:¬†[email protected]co.uk

25 Station Road, Thornton, Glenrothes, Fife, KY1 4AX


DAD Bookbinders
email: [email protected]
phone: 0141 339 0333

Unit H, Purdon Street, Partick, G11 6AF, Glasgow


Logie Steading

email: [email protected] | [email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Supabinda/155170974627078
phone: 01309 611278
Tutor: Laura and Chris West

Logie Steading, Logie, Forres, Moray, IV36 2QN Scotland

** Laura is also available for one-to-one tuition and can also be booked to teach or lecture in a group setting. **


City of Glasgow College
phone: 0141 566 6222 ext. 4370
email: [email protected]
Tutors: Hugh Whyte

60 North Hanover Street, Glasgow. G1 2BP