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Introduction to Hardback Bookbinding

5(13 reviews)
Learn to make a gorgeous hardback hand-stitched notebook with kit included!
25 Students
£48 pp
2.5 hour
Beginner
About this class

In this two and a half hour workshop, you’ll be guided through the process of building and stitching your very own unique hardback notebook, perfect for jotting down your everyday notes, or giving as a gorgeous and thoughtful gift. You'll learn everything you need for a good grounding in bookbinding, such as terminology, and the best places find great materials should you wish to explore bookbinding further.

With your ticket you will receive a kit containing all the tools and materials you need to make your book, posted out to you before the class. This includes…

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What you will learn
  • Bookbinding terminology and tools
  • How to make a hard cover
  • Folding and stitching techniques
What you will need
  • A pencil (some people like to bring an eraser too)
  • Basic scissors
  • Plenty of newspaper or scrap paper

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Latest Reviews
5(13 reviews)
Caroline Loisel - February 27th
Many thanks Amber for this workshop. Love the result, the notebook is really nice. And I have left with lots of tips to do more Obote books by myself thanks to your very clear explanations and kind advices.
Isabel Adomakoh Young - February 23rd
What a brilliant afternoon! The materials were sent in good time, great quality and look and when something was missed off, they were sent quickly after. The session had a fair few participants but there was space to ask questions and go at your own pace to an extent. Instructions were simple (the booklet really helped) but there was detail on best practice too. We finished to time with a really cool end result and enough materials to make our next one solo! Thanks for a great workshop.
Kathryn - February 19th
Loved this class. The kit has everything you need for the class and to carry on making these note books. Amber’s instructions were clear and the two and a half hours flew by. I have enjoyed making more books since the class. Definitely recommend
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Amber is an illustrator and cut-paper artist with a love for building books. She loves all things collage, finding new ways to use paper, and sharing her skills.

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Reviews

Caroline Loisel - February 27th
Many thanks Amber for this workshop. Love the result, the notebook is really nice. And I have left with lots of tips to do more Obote books by myself thanks to your very clear explanations and kind advices.
Isabel Adomakoh Young - February 23rd
What a brilliant afternoon! The materials were sent in good time, great quality and look and when something was missed off, they were sent quickly after. The session had a fair few participants but there was space to ask questions and go at your own pace to an extent. Instructions were simple (the booklet really helped) but there was detail on best practice too. We finished to time with a really cool end result and enough materials to make our next one solo! Thanks for a great workshop.
Kathryn - February 19th
Loved this class. The kit has everything you need for the class and to carry on making these note books. Amber’s instructions were clear and the two and a half hours flew by. I have enjoyed making more books since the class. Definitely recommend
Joyce - February 15th
Your session was great . You took the time to answer questions went over demonstrations as everyone was not the same speed. Your posted pack was generous eager to make my next book. Thank you for written instructions too ...great go to
Julie - February 14th
Great intro into bookbinding. I made two notebooks they are so pretty cannot wait to start using them. Thanks Amber
Irene - February 13th
Well planned, well organized and I loved the kit. Even nicer not have to go and hunt for the required tools and know I had the right equipment. Amber kept a perfect pace for me and also helped anyone that was a wee bit behind. Loved the end product. Amber you made it feel so easy. Thank you
Sarah - February 13th
Thanks Amber and everyone else who joined today. It was a great class, well paced. Amber is thoughtful tutor who made each step easy to follow. Learnt so many good tips and techniques to take forward for future projects. Brain full of ideas. Time just flew by.
Joanna - August 23rd
Really interesting and Amber was a great teacher. Loved the end result and was really pleased with the course . Would definitely recommend it!
Sheena - May 29th
I did this class with my 13 year old son and we both loved it! We were delighted with the books we made and both really enjoyed the process. A perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Super therapeutic.
Emilie - May 16th
So much fun - Amber is a great teacher and it's amazing what you can achieve in a short two hour class.
Anne-Marie - May 10th
Really fun class. Kit has everything you need to make two beautiful hardback notebooks - one in the class and another after.
Angela - May 9th
Another great class. The kit arrived in good time and had a variety of pieces to choose from so we can make more. I was really pleased with the book I made and look forward to making more.
Erica - May 9th
This was my first online class with obby and I was a little worried it wouldn’t be as good as an in-person class. I needn’t have worried. The kit fitted through the letterbox and arrived a few days before, all neatly packed with beautiful papers and everything I needed for the class. The Zoom class was great, Ambers camera angles and descriptions were very clear, she was warm, friendly and ran to time. I completed my book without any problems, and the 2 1/2 hours absolutely flew by! I enjoyed seeing what the others had made too, and the only way it could have been improved would be to get us to show each other what we made at the end, I really liked seeing glimpses of everyone’s work. I’ve already made a couple more smaller books this evening, and look forward to refining my new skill during lockdown! I’ve wanted to try bookbinding for ages but could never make the classes, so this was perfect. I’d happily do another online class with Amber or an in person one when we’re all allowed out again!