Fees: Standard £ 39 Conc £14 Full £71 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only
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In this one-day bookbinding programme, students will be introduced to the several non-adhesive binding techniques that can be used to make books and pamphlets. This includes simple pamphlet stitches and decorative Japanese binding stitches. The books can have applications as journals, notebooks, chapbooks for writing, sketch books, record books, photo albums, recipe books, travel diaries and more – depending on student interests.
This programme is for everyone who is interested in learning to create books. It may be particularly useful for creative writing students, artists or anyone wanting to create record books or journals for professional or personal interests.
Students do not need any previous relevant knowledge or experience.
You will be able to create books using several different types of non-adhesive binding stitch – both simple and decorative. You will be able to use professional bookbinding tools - such as an awl and bonefolder - to fold, cut and stitch paper. You will be able to construct templates for book construction. You will be able to use and understand technical terms relating to bookbinding - such as vocabulary related to paper grades, grain direction and book features. You will be able to access further resources for bookbinding independently.
The programme takes place over one Saturday, and is organised into demonstrations, short presentations and hands-on practical exercises that involve professional paper folding, cutting and binding techniques. Students work individually, and also in pairs, on practical exercises. The aim is to construct two different non-adhesive bound books.
None – but there will be an option of buying bookbinding tools, such as an awl and bonefolder, so that students can practice and continue bookbinding at home following the programme (most tools are around £3-£4 each). There will also be a booklist for students to explore.
The group will be small, so that instruction and feedback can happen on an individual basis through observation and dialogue. Students will aim to complete two books, using two different non-adhesive binding techniques, by the end of the day programme.
You can take further Saturday bookbinding programmes in west London, or progress onto a certified bookbinding programme elsewhere.
All the materials and tools are provided; there is a materials fee of £4 per student, but students will take home two completed books for personal use. There will also be an option of buying bookbinding tools - such as an awl and bonefolder - so that students can practice and continue bookbinding at home after the programme (most tools are around £3-£4 each).
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