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.
All equipment will be provided and a certain amount of materials. However, now having had people already and more requests, I am afraid I have to ask for a very small charge of £5.00 to cover some materials which have been exhausted.

When : Tuesdays and Thursdays for any week ( to be agreed) from January 3rd 2019 onwards, 11.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. with a break for lunch. Or the day can be split to two half days.
Where : In member’s home near 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.

I had a fascinating day learning bookbinding skills with Debra Thompson. Debra is a true artisan with many years of bookbinding experience. She is a recent joiner of CE&D U3A and has kindly agreed to share her craft with members. This is an opportunity to tap into her expertise and guidance to create a half-cloth notebook. With a choice of beautiful materials you can learn the skills to create and design your own individual hard-backed and sewn, multi-sectioned book. If you have an interest in this area I encourage you to sign up. Many thanks to Debra for this wonderful opportunity. – Alison Miller, Member No. 178.