One Day Bookbinding Class by Shepherds Bookbinders - crafts in London
bookbinding classes in London
One Day Bookbinding Class by Shepherds Bookbinders - crafts in London
bookbinding classes in London

One Day Bookbinding Class

Try these taster courses in bookmaking to develop an exciting new skill without having to commit to a full course.

Bookbinding Class

6 hour class

Beginner

Victoria Sw1V

One Day Bookbinding Class
by Shepherds Bookbinders

Classes

6 hour class

Daytime

These taster bookbinding courses provide a wonderful opportunity for students to chance their arm at bookbinding, without having to commit to a full course. Sign up for one of these Saturday courses and learn this ancient craft from some of the best teachers around!

In this class

These 1-day courses will provide you with all the best tips and tricks for practicing bookbinding. Your tutor, Mylynn McColl, will take you step by step through all the stages of binding your book!

For those students who wish to go further, a 6-week course is also available, which you would be able to join in week 3 (Evening class Taster courses can join at Week Two).

This course is aimed at beginners and will introduce students to the basic skills involved in making a single signature book and a multi section book. The process of making your own book involves undertaking sewing, cutting and gluing all materials (All materials are included in the course fee).

Now you can

  • Have a strong bookbinding basis
  • Progress as a bookbinder by practicing the techniques you have learnt at home, or by joining the 6-week course
  • Teach others your newly acquired skills
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Did you know?

The ancient craft of bookbinding most likely originated in India, where religious sutras were copied onto palm leaves with a metal stylus.
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Class location

Victoria
30 Gillingham Street
Sw1V 1HU
London

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One Day Bookbinding Class by Shepherds Bookbinders - crafts in London

About your host, Shepherds Bookbinders

Shepherds is one of the oldest bookbinding companies in England, specialising in fine binding, restoration and the conservation of books and manuscripts.

Just a few minutes’ walk from Victoria station, shepherds at Rochester Road has been home to hand bookbinding for over twenty five years.

The bindery employs craftsman with a broad range of traditional and modern skills: paper conservation, hand-sewn pages, gilt edges, fine leather covers and gold finishings.

Workshops are open to the public and feature a variety of topics from box making to paper cutting.

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Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

One Day Bookbinding Class
by Shepherds Bookbinders
6 hour class
from £0 per person