The Craft of Bookbinding
The fascination for books goes without saying but the mechanics behind them is even more so. This masterclass will look at all these elements and the materials that go into them. You will be paper folding, chain-stitch sewing with curved needles and coloured thread, making end-papers and constructing a sewn-on hard case cover using decorative papers, producing a very tactile, flat opening, Coptic style book to take home with you.

About your tutor:
Doug was an Apprenticed bookbinder for 5 years and was later employed by The British Museum bindery, The Foreign Office press Bindery and The British Library Centre for Conservation. He is a member of the Society of Bookbinders and has been teaching for over 15 years. He grew up in Hemel Hempstead and now lives in Northamptonshire. Now retired but still teaching bookbinding mainly at adult education colleges.

(All Materials Included - aimed at ages 14 to 80+)

Please note that there will be a 1 hour break for lunch so please feel free to bring a packed-lunch or get some grub from one of the great food-establishments in town.

TutorDoug Mitchell
DateSaturday 6th June
Time10:00am - 4:30pm

If you would like to book a place, please give us a call on 01442 866632 during opening hours.