Make your own hardback notebook or sketchbook using traditional methods and materials. Books can be old friends or the start of a new story…This workshop will introduce you to the basics.
Through precise folding, stitching, pasting and pressing you will produce a unique hand-bound book to take home. Present it as a gift or keep for yourself as a journal, sketchbook, recipe book or commonplace book.
Open to both beginners and those with experience.
“The course had a good pace and I was amazed at the quality of the finished book I produced. I’m hooked.” VP
Tutor: Holly Serjeant
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 has customers from Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Holly exhibits her fancy and functional handmade books at Artists’ Book Fairs. She welcomes commissions for books, boxes and albums.
To view Holly’s own work visit: Wrapped Up In Books
“Holly is an excellent tutor, really knowledgable but perfectly well-paced. And super organised too!”
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 is in addition to the course fee
Timing & Refreshments
Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee & introductions
Tuition: 10.00am – 4.30pm
We take an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish
Lunch & refreshments are included in the course fee
Help yourself to drinks & biscuits. Home-made cake mid afternoon