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Bookbinding Workshop - Make a Multi-Section Case-Bound Book by Paperwilds - crafts in London
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Bookbinding Workshop - Make a Multi-Section Case-Bound Book by Paperwilds - crafts in London

Bookbinding Workshop - Make a Multi-Section Case-Bound Book

by Paperwilds

5 reviews
5 reviews
Traditional bookbinding techniques are used in this class to make a flat-back, multi-section case binding from scratch.

Bookbinding Class

2 hour class

Beginner

South Bermondsey SE14

Bookbinding Workshop - Make a Multi-Section Case-Bound Book
by Paperwilds

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Classes

2 hour class

Daytime

Bookbinding is a centuries old craft and thoroughly addictive. This class teaches the traditional methods used to make multi-section hardback books.

During this workshop you will make a book fully from scratch. You will learn to:

  • Choose the right paper for your binding
  • Start with big sheets of paper and fold sections
  • Measure and pierce holes for sewing
  • Sew onto bookbinding tapes
  • Trim the book and line the spine
  • Make a hardback, flat back case (the cover boards)
  • Attach the book to the case using hints and tips to get that professional finish!

We will use bookcloth to make a super soft spine and you can choose from a range of beautiful decorated papers for the sides. Freya will take you through all the tips and tricks to make your book look and feel professional. Not only will you take home your own beautiful book, but you will also take home the skills to make many more at home!

This workshop is perfect for those with a little bookbinding experience, but it is possible to take this class as a complete beginner too.

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Mihaela
22 Nov
I found it really interesting and I will definitely start doing it myself after this workshop! The teacher was really kind and patient, even with the slowest students! Great job!
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Dizar
14 Jul
What an amazing day! Freya is wonderfully enthusiastic about her craft, she is a wonderful teacher with a lot of experience and gets you super excited about bookbinding. The studio is lovely and basically I wish I could do it all day! Thanks again and would recommend to all :)

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Mihaela
22 Nov
I found it really interesting and I will definitely start doing it myself after this workshop! The teacher was really kind and patient, even with the slowest students! Great job!
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Dizar
14 Jul
What an amazing day! Freya is wonderfully enthusiastic about her craft, she is a wonderful teacher with a lot of experience and gets you super excited about bookbinding. The studio is lovely and basically I wish I could do it all day! Thanks again and would recommend to all :)
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Nicola
10 Apr
I very much enjoyed this one day course. It was a pity I didn’t get to finish in the time available!
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Anonymous
22 Nov
What a great day! I had always wondered how books were put together and I now know. The course was well-paced. The instructor showed us everything in a very step-by-step way and as the class size was small, was on hand to help with the inevitable mistakes! The atmosphere was fun and there was a lot of laughter. The instructor showed great patience with us and created a very friendly and comfortable atmosphere. I love my notebook and I think I am hooked on bookbinding!
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Hayley
6 Mar
Freya is a fantastic teacher, she's very patient and clear with instructions. She is also clearly really passionate and has an in depth knowledge of what she teaches. I am delighted with my finished booked and shocked at how well it turned out.

Class location

South Bermondsey
Studio 10, Unit 10, Elizabeth Ind. Est.
Juno Way
SE14 5RW
London

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Bookbinding Workshop - Make a Multi-Section Case-Bound Book by Paperwilds - crafts in London

About your host, Paperwilds

Paperwilds is run by bookbinder, paper artist and photographer Freya Scott. Freya has been a bookbinder for 8 years and has worked for various binderies and institutions across the south of England. She has been teaching for the last four years in various places in London and across the country. She is currently principle instructor at Bound by Veterans, a charity that uses bookbinding and related crafts as part of a rehabilitation therapy for sick and injured veterans.

In London she works in a joint studio called Reel + Fold, which is part-time bindery, part-time photography studio. She shares the space with a commerical photographer/DOP, and Ludo, who is her dog-shaped chief supervisor/cuddle supplier.

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Notes

All materials are provided and there will be extra materials available for purchase at the end of the day for making more books easily at home. Snacks and drinks and biscuits will be near at hand! Please be aware that our studio is also home to Ludo the bindery dog, who is super friendly and partial to tennis balls and peanut butter.

Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Bookbinding Workshop - Make a Multi-Section Case-Bound Book
by Paperwilds
2 hour class