Bookbinding

A one-day workshop offered to a maximum of 2 persons at a time

The workshop will comprise various techniques demonstrated for you to make your own multi- sectioned, full, half-bound or quarter-bound cloth, sewn book to take home, using the knowledge and skills gained to further make your own books at home or to continue on to other methods with myself.

A certain amount of precision is required in measuring paper; then folding, collating, sewing, and pasting decorative papers, end papers and cloth cover boards. Also blind, recessed cover panels for a title or image will be made if wanted. Sewing with tapes, lining up of book spine, grain direction of papers, and casing in will be shown and creativity will be encouraged at all times to produce an individual book.

In this workshop the one to one, or one to two, individual attention given will very much benefit the recipient in this particular chosen craft.

Most materials will be provided. But if, when contacting me, you want to bring, for example, a particular paper of your own to be incorporated for an end or cover paper, that will be just fine.

When : Tuesdays or Thursdays for any week (to be agreed) from 1 November 2018 onwards; from 11 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., with a break for a snack lunch.
Where : A house near Crouch Hill station, off Crouch Hill.

Workshop leader : Debra Thompson

To book a place on one of the workshops please complete the contact form below. This form may also be used to contact Debra on all matters relating to the workshop.