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January 2019

Half Leather Binding

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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 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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February 2019

Introduction to Bookbinding

February 2 @ 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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Leather Midori Style Traveller’s Notebook

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£70

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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Long Stitch Leather Journal / Sketchbook

February 23 @ 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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March 2019

Introduction to Bookbinding

March 2 @ 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

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn Bookbinding, 11a Boutport Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RW United Kingdom
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£65

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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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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