Workshop – Longstitch Bookbinding at Sussex Prairie Gardens


Friday 7th June | 09:15 – 13:45
No prior experience needed

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An exciting opportunity to join a practical workshop run by Maudie Casserly, held at the beautiful Sussex Prairie Gardens.

In this workshop we will create longstitch bindings using a high quality art paper and wraparound leather covers. You will learn the importance of basic hand skills and gain an understanding of your paper and materials. It is a decorative book to make and an enjoyable process to try at home with a variety of materials and paper.


– an introduction into bookbinding
– the importance of grain direction
– preparing a textblock.
– using a template to prepare the leather
– sewing through sections into leather
– finishing the covering
All tools and materials will be provided and tools will be available to purchase at the end of the course.


Sussex Prairie Garden
Morlands Farm,
Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
near Henfield,
West Sussex, BN5 9AT

Spaces are limited, so please book soon to avoid disappointment.

The fee includes entrance to Sussex Prairie Gardens for the full day and tea, coffee and biscuits during the workshop.


Maudie is a book conservator and bookbinder. She has worked for large institutions such as the V&A and The National Archives, and independently for private clients and collections. In more recent years, Maudie has been focussing on teaching and currently works as a Books Tutor on the degree programmes at West Dean College of Art and Conservation, alongside working as a private book conservator.



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