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September 2017

Make Your Own Sketchbook / Artist’s Journal

September 23
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£65

Spend a day making a custom book that meets your own creative requirements, filled with either heavy all media cartridge paper or a mixture of quality artist's papers including pastel paper and watercolour paper. You will take home a really beautiful quality, large hard-back sketchbook with attention to detail including decorative endpapers, headbands, a bookmarker ribbon and protective metal corners. The cover can feature your own artwork; either full-bound in bookcloth with a small inset print or half-bound in bookcloth…

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Coptic Stitch Binding

September 30
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55.00

Very early on in the history of Western bookbinding, back when Britain was occupied by the Romans and later the Saxons, they made the first true ‘books’ using the coptic stitch and long stitch methods. Centuries later, Long Stitch and Coptic binding are incredibly popular all over again! In this half-day workshop (suitable for beginners and those with prior bookbinding knowledge) you will make a multi-signature, hard-back book using the wonderful, 2nd century, Egyptian Coptic Binding technique. Coptic binding, with…

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October 2017

Introduction to Bookbinding

October 7
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55.00

This is Learn Bookbinding’s most popular course. This workshop is the perfect introduction to the world of bookbinding and provides a thorough foundation in this age-old craft. The methods & techniques you'll learn on the day are perfect for the Do-It-Yourself bookbinder as they require no specialist tools or equipment - you'll be able to go home & start making your own books right away. You will learn traditional multi-signature binding, suitable for complete beginners. You will take home at…

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Leather Midori Style Traveller’s Notebook

October 18
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£70.00

In recent years Midori Traveller's Notebooks have reached a cult status among the analogue notekeepers, bullet journalers and stationary lovers of this world and its not hard to understand why. Of all the books I make, my traveller's journal is my favourite. It is the perfect balance of form and function. In this one-day, no-glue workshop you will make your own full-size traveller's notebook with a robust, thick, quality pull-up leather cover in a colour of your choosing and a…

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Novelty Cake Books

October 21
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55.00

We think these would make fabulous Christmas presents for recipe collectors, Great British Bake Off fans or anyone who loves a bit of cake.. and lets face it, who doesn’t? A creative variation of a chunky hollow-back book in the shape of a slice of your favourite cake. The book-block can be made up of different coloured pages for cake and cream fillings and you can decorate your ‘cake’ with selection of beads, embellishments and paper-clay piping. Great fun books,…

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Introduction to Bookbinding

October 25
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55.00

This is Learn Bookbinding’s most popular course. Introduction to Bookbinding. You will learn traditional multi-signature binding, suitable for complete beginners. You will take home at least one beautiful hard-backed half-cloth book that you have made yourself, from start to finish. All tools and materials are provided for the day. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. This workshop is not suitable for children, minimum age 13. This Workshop will be held at my studio situated in Boutport Street in the centre…

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Half Leather Binding

October 28
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£70.00

My most advanced workshop in bookbinding in which you will be introduced to working with leather and learn how to sew and construct a book with a corded spine. You will create a beautiful traditional book with a convex curved spine and raised bands. I recommend this workshop to anyone who has already attended the introductory one day course and feels very confident with their manual skills. You will take home one A5 300 page blank book. All tools and…

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November 2017

Introduction to Bookbinding

November 4
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55.00

This is Learn Bookbinding’s most popular course. Introduction to Bookbinding. You will learn traditional multi-signature binding, suitable for complete beginners. You will take home at least one beautiful hard-backed half-cloth book that you have made yourself, from start to finish. All tools and materials are provided for the day. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. This workshop is not suitable for children, minimum age 13. This Workshop will be held at my studio situated in Boutport Street in the centre…

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Make Your Own Sketchbook / Artist’s Journal

November 6
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£65.00

Spend a day making a custom book that meets your own creative requirements, filled with either heavy all media cartridge paper or a mixture of quality artist's papers including pastel paper and watercolour paper. You will take home a really beautiful quality, large hard-back sketchbook with attention to detail including decorative endpapers, headbands, a bookmarker ribbon and protective metal corners. The cover can feature your own artwork; either full-bound in bookcloth with a small inset print or half-bound in bookcloth…

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Make Your Own Hollow-Backed Journal

November 11
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£65.00

If you have already attended the Introduction to bookbinding workshop and would like to take your skills to the next level, this is the workshop for you. You will use a sewing frame and a lying press to make a traditional hollow back book. The signatures are sewn onto tapes and the book-block is rounded; the book has a convex curved spine and a concave curved fore-edge. You will take home a beautiful A5 half-bound journal with over 300 pages…

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Make Your Own Photograph Albums

November 18
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£65.00

This one-day workshop is the perfect introduction to stab bindings; the method of holding pages together that are punched or pierced by lacing with cords or using binding posts. This construction of books also lends itself perfectly to display pocket portfolios, scrap books and postcard albums. You will make a handsome photograph album, complete with page guards, interleaves and metal menu corners held together with metal binding posts and the front cover can feature your own photograph or illustration. All…

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Boxmaking: Lidded Boxes

November 25
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55.00

A one day workshop providing a great introduction to box-making. Suitable for both beginners and those with prior box-making experience. Learn to make a high quality boxes with close fitting with pull off lids – for almost any purpose imaginable; storage and archiving, gift and keepsake boxes. Once you start making boxes, I guarantee, you won’t want to stop! You will learn the carcase-build method of construction. In this workshop you will make a solid, fine quality box, from two-ply…

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December 2017

Introduction to Bookbinding

December 2
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55.00

This is Learn Bookbinding’s most popular course. Introduction to Bookbinding. You will learn traditional multi-signature binding, suitable for complete beginners. You will take home at least one beautiful hard-backed half-cloth book that you have made yourself, from start to finish. All tools and materials are provided for the day. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. This workshop is not suitable for children, minimum age 13. This Workshop will be held at my studio situated in Boutport Street in the centre…

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Leather Midori Style Traveller’s Notebook

December 9
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£70.00

In recent years Midori Traveller’s Notebooks have reached a cult status among the analogue notekeepers, bullet journalers and stationary lovers of this world and its not hard to understand why. Of all the books I make, my traveller’s journal is my favourite. It is the perfect balance of form and function. In this one-day, no-glue workshop you will make your own full-size traveller’s notebook with a robust, thick, quality pull-up leather cover in a colour of your choosing and a…

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Novelty Cake Books

December 16
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55.00

We think these would make fabulous Christmas presents for recipe collectors, Great British Bake Off fans or anyone who loves a bit of cake.. and lets face it, who doesn’t? A creative variation of a chunky hollow-back book in the shape of a slice of your favourite cake. The book-block can be made up of different coloured pages for cake and cream fillings and you can decorate your ‘cake’ with selection of beads, embellishments and paper-clay piping. Great fun books,…

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