Intro to Bookbinding

Bookbinding Workshops‘Gotta go- I’m working on a book.’
‘I didn’t know you are a writer.’
I’m not. I’m a book binder’…..

If you would like to create a unique gift for someone or own something special that you have made yourself, then bookbinding is a pleasurable pastime and easy to replicate at home. We have an evening taster course or a weekend day workshop. All of our bookbinding workshops are led by Joe Dixon. Joe is a professional binder and restorer with a busy workshop in London. His teaching style promotes confidence and all of the courses are suitable for absolute beginners.

Intro to Bookbinding – one evening
An amazing introduction to the art of bookbinding. Over one evening, professional binder and restorer Joe Dixon will unlock the secrets of bookbinding and guide you through the process of making your own notebook to take home and treasure. Learners will learn how to fold, sew, trim and ‘case in’ a single signature blank hardback.

All equipment, tools and materials are provided. We have a varied selection of papers and cloth to personalise your own design. Sketch, doodle or jot those ‘To Do’ lists and light bulb moments in style. This workshop is completely suitable for beginners and takes place over one evening 7.00pm – 9pm.

One Day Bookbinding – A6 Notebook
Join us for a one day immersive workshop with experienced bookbinder Joe Dixon.
In this course, learners will create a multi signature A6 notebook. The book will be hand sewn, the spine lined and cased in using traditional techniques, using a quarter bound style.

All tools and materials are included. Joe will be able to show you everything you will need to get going on this fascinating pastime. Bespoke books make awesome presents and writing in a book you have ‘made’ is a very special experience.

We supply a varied selection of papers and cloth to create your own design. This workshop is also suitable for beginners and takes place over one day 10am – 5pm.

About Joe
Joe Dixon is a London based bookbinding tutor, book restorer and producer of bespoke hand bound products.
With over 10 years experience teaching bookbinding and associated arts he offers a full range of courses and workshops aimed at both beginners and advanced students. Joe also restores leather and cloth bindings as well as offering a bespoke bookbinding service.

Start day Date Start time End time Course name Course length Price Good to Know Details Register
Tue 26/09/2017 19:00 21:00 INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING - ONE EVENING 1 evening £45 Introductory price! Details Register
Sat 30/09/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING - ONE DAY 1 day £95 Introductory price! Details Register
Tue 17/10/2017 19:00 21:00 INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING - ONE EVENING 1 evening £45 Introductory price! Details Register
Sat 25/11/2017 10:00 17:00 INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING - ONE DAY 1 day £95 Introductory price! Details Register

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