Bookbinding class hosted by Object Book
Three session workshop
Object Book, SW19
We often talk about making a meal from scratch, but making a book from scratch is next level. Learn how to do exactly that - paper and binding and all - in this Papermaking and Sculptural Bookbinding workshop at Merton Abbey Mills.
In this class
The three-day workshop will begin with paper. You'll use locally sourced cotton textiles to create paper with your own hands. You'll then learn simple binding techniques for turning those sheafs of paper into a bona-fide 'sculptural book'. The books will take over the window of Object Book studio for a week, after which you'll go home with your creation under your arm.
Now you can
Your sculptural book can be folded shut after its stint in the window display, and then it's yours to keep. Display it, gift it, build upon it.
Bookbinding in the Middle Ages was a bit fancy. Ivory, wood, leather, brass and sometimes even jewels were all used in the bookbinding process. It's would have been hard not to judge a book by its cover when they're made of such exquisite things! Get en route to rivalling the medieval masters in this unique Object Book workshop in Merton.
Object Book, Merton
Unit 12 The Long Shop, Merton Abbey Mills
Run by artist Chloe Spicer, Object Book is an experimental book arts studio in Merton that puts on artist workshops and events.
Object Book is an alternative book makery and book arts studio, in residency at Merton Abbey Mills: a converted, 18th-century textile factory in Merton. The studio is run by Chloe Spicer, an artist, library curator and book lover trained in the art of handling rare books and archival materials. Check out Chloe's workshops to learn all manner of things from sculpting books into unique art pieces and making your own paper to using books as instruments!
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.