Online Workshop – Basic Pamphlet Binding


Friday 21st June | 10:00-13:00 GMT
No prior experience needed

6 in stock


Forthcoming Dates:

21st June; 10:00-13:00 GMT

This online workshop in basic pamphlet binding is the first stage of learning bookbinding, and is essential in understanding how a book is created. It allows the binder to gain experience in working with the grain of the paper, the importance of accurate hand-skills, understanding the terminology of a book and putting it into practice. It is a simple and extremely rewarding process and one that can be easily adapted once practiced, to include more complex designs and decorations.

We will provide materials in advance, as listed below, so that we all have the same items at the start of the workshop. We cannot provide tools, as we do at in-person workshops. Some can be purchased through this site if you need them.

We will cover:

  • the importance of grain direction
  • preparing a textblock
  • folding and trimming paper
  • creating end papers
  • sewing a single section textblock
  • finishing the covering

You will come away with:

  • two A6 hand-made pamphlet bindings with two sewing styles
  • an introduction into the hand-skills required for bookbinding
  • a basic understanding of the structure of bindings
  • Your own Bonefolder.

We will send you:

  • A pre-oiled “THE BOOK HUT” Bonefolder
  • Textblock paper
  • Covering material
  • Decorative paper
  • Endpapers
  • Complimentary needle and linen thread

Tools you will need:

  • A cutting mat
  • A sharp knife – Stanley knife or a scalpel
  • An awl (aka bradawl / pricker)
  • A cobblers knife (a sharp medium sized kitchen knife may be used, at your own risk)
  • A piece of waste cardboard
  • A metal ruler
  • Paper weight
  • Pencil
  • Scrap paper

How it works

Once you book you will receive an email containing a link to a zoom meeting and instructions on how to join that meeting.

Additional Information

If you have completed this course, you can just buy the materials packs here.

You must book before the 3rd June in order to receive packs in the post. If you book after this date, you will still receive a pack, but possibly not in time for the course, and you will need to source the materials yourself.


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