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April 2019

French Link Binding

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

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 thrugh slots in the covers. This method of ‘no glue’ binding can be used to create a huge variety different…

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Long Stitch Leather Journal / Sketchbook

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£80

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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Moleskine Style Notebook Craft Workshop

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55

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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Box Making – Make Your Own Lidded Boxes

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

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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May 2019

Introduction to Bookbinding

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55
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 Your Own Bookcloth

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55

I pride myself on making the wonderful craft of bookbinding accessible to as many people as possible without the need for specialist tools or materials so I have brought bookcloth out of the bindery and onto the kitchen table. In this workshop I will show you 3 processes that will enable you to turn almost any fabric into a structured covering material for books - fom silk to cotton to corduroy to tweed, from your baby’s first frock to your…

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Half Leather Binding

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£70

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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June 2019

Introduction to Bookbinding

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£55
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 Your Own Hollow Back Journal

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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, 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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Clovelly Craft Workshop – Introduction to Bookbinding

June 13 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
New Inn, Clovelly, New Inn
Clovelly, Devon EX39 5TQ United Kingdom
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£55
Learn Bookbinding Workshop

Q: What do you get when you add a Bicentennial Celebration of the life of Victorian writer Charles Kingsley who lived in & loved Clovelly, and a professional bookbinding tutor who lives in & loves Clovelly? A: A Bookbinding Workshop in Clovelly! 🙂 Spend a day with professional bookbinder, Mandy Flockton, from Learn Bookbinding. In this full day workshop you will learn traditional multi-signature binding, suitable for complete beginners. You will come away with a beautiful hard-backed half-cloth A5 book…

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