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June 2019

Leather Midori Style Traveler’s Notebooks

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£70.00 Sold out

In recent years Midori Traveler’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 traveler’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 traveler’s notebook with a robust, thick, quality pull-up leather cover in a colour of your choosing and a…

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July 2019

Introduction to Bookbinding

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55 6 tickets left
Learn Bookbinding Workshop

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 a Luxury Harris Tweed Journal – 1 Day Workshop

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£70.00 7 tickets left

Spend a day making a this sublime A5 journal. It is quarter-bound in a selection of genuine Harris Tweeds and features a natural history engraving of your choice. This is a book to treasure, with 400 pages of buttery smooth, quality paper, silk headband, velvet bookmarker and metal corners. 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…

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Moleskine Style Notebook Craft Workshop

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55.00 5 tickets left

A classic utilitarian style of notebook that really needs no introduction… but I’ll give it one anyway 🙂. It’s approximately A5, hard-backed and around half an inch thick. It has a wipe clean cover, elastic closure, page marker, a pocket in the back and rounded corners so they can’t snag or dog-ear. Its everything you could need from a notebook and making your own gives you free rein for customization. With the bookcloth making skills you will learn in this…

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Long Stitch Leather Journal / Sketchbook

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£80.00 5 tickets left

Long stitch is a very old method of bookbinding, thought to have originated in medieval Germany. It involved sewing signatures directly through a limp cover (usually leather) with ‘long stitches’ – as its name implies. There are countless variations of the long stitch technique and once you’re hooked you’ll want to experiment more with these stylish books. Long stitch bindings can be anything you want them to be from rustic to contemporary and look equally at home in the hands…

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August 2019

Introduction to Bookbinding

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55 8 tickets left
Learn Bookbinding Workshop

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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French Link Binding

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55.00 1 ticket left

A wonderfully interesting variation of traditional multi-signature binding where the spine of the bookblock is left exposed and the sewing is both decorative and functional. Somewhat similar to coptic binding (but simpler). The signatures are sewn onto linen or cotton tapes, ribbons, or leather strips, with coloured embroidery thread using a variety of linked stitches… hence the name and then laced through slots in the covers. This method of ‘no glue’ binding can be used to create a huge variety…

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Box Making – Make Your Own Lidded Boxes

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55.00 7 tickets left

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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September 2019

Make Your Own Hollow Back Journal

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£65 8 tickets left

If you have already attended the Introduction to Bookbinding workshop, or if you’re confident in your crafting-ability 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…

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Half Leather Binding

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£70 8 tickets left

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 or used my Bookbinding Kit and feels very confident with their manual skills. You will take home one A5 300 page…

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Introduction to Bookbinding

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55 8 tickets left
Learn Bookbinding Workshop

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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Moleskine Style Notebook

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55.00 8 tickets left

A classic utilitarian style of notebook that really needs no introduction… but I’ll give it one anyway 🙂. It’s approximately A5, hard-backed and around half an inch thick. It has a wipe clean cover, elastic closure, page marker, a pocket in the back and rounded corners so they can’t snag or dog-ear. Its everything you could need from a notebook and making your own gives you free rein for customization. With the bookcloth making skills you will learn in this…

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October 2019

Leather Midori Style Traveller’s Notebooks

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£70.00 7 tickets left

In recent years Midori Traveler’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 traveler’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 traveler’s notebook with a robust, thick, quality pull-up leather cover in a colour of your choosing and a…

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