Craft Bookbinding (1 day) – Wirksworth Book Festival Event

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Craft Bookbinding (1 day) – Wirksworth Book Festival Event

April 6   (Fri - Fri)

Cost: £95

The Course

Make your own hardback notebook or sketchbook using traditional bookbinding methods and materials.

Books are all around us but have you ever thought about how they are made? Books can be old friends or the start of a new story…

This workshop will introduce you to the basic bookbinding techniques. Through precise folding, stitching, pasting and pressing you will produce your own unique hand-bound book to take home. Give it as a gift or use it yourself as a journal, sketchbook, recipe book or commonplace book.

Open to both beginners and those with experience.

Tutor: Holly Serjeant (from Scrivener’s Books)

Holly gained a BA Hons in Bookbinding & Calligraphy from Roehampton Institute, London in 1999. Working as a bookbinder at Scriveners Books in Buxton she feels a warm glow when giving old, treasured books new life. She undertakes work for customers from as far afield as France, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Holly exhibits her fancy and functional handmade books at Artists’ Book Fairs and welcomes commissions for books, boxes and albums.

To view Holly’s own work visit: Wrapped Up In Books


Cartridge paper, linen thread, sewing tapes, greyboard, mull and glue will be provided in addition to an attractive assortment of decorative papers and coloured bookcloths. All tools will be provided.

The materials fee: approx £10 per person

Note: This materials charge is in addition to the course fee

Timings & Refreshments

Start time: Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.00am
End time: Tuition finishes around 4.30pm

There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish.

A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Please let us know of any special dietary requirements. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day to help yourself and there will be home-made cake mid afternoon.

Course Fee

(includes professional tuition, lunches and refreshments)
1 day workshop: £95
An additional materials fee applies.


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April 6, 2018
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01629 824377


Holly Serjeant


Zantium - Godfrey Hole House
01629 824377
Godfrey Hole House, Godfrey Hole, Hopton, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4DF United Kingdom
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