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October 2018

Leather Midori Style Traveller’s Notebook

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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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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Box Making – Lidded Boxes

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55 4 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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November 2018

Introduction to Bookbinding

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55 7 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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Long Stitch Leather Journal / Sketchbook

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£80 7 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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Make Your Own Traditional Artist’s Portfolio

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55 5 tickets left

Timeless and stylish, the cachet portfolio is how artists have been storing and transporting their work for centuries. Perfect for drawings, paintings, photographs and prints; make a portfolio that is as beautiful as its contents. This design classic has robust, hard covers, 3 internal flaps and ribbon ties. Choose from a selection of beautiful cover papers, ribbon and bookcloth to create a unique portfolio that is far too cool for art school! You will make one portfolio large enough to…

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Make Your Own Luxury Harris Tweed Journal

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£70 5 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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December 2018

Introduction to Bookbinding

December 1 @ 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 / Leuchtturm Style Notebook Craft Workshop

December 8 @ 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

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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January 2019

Introduction to Bookbinding

January 12, 2019 @ 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
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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Half Leather Binding

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£70.00 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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