Join our new live online workshop and make basic pamphlet bindings
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. The list of tools required is also below, some of these can be replaced with tools that you have at home, others may need to be purchased. When booking the course, you will also receive a 15% discount to the shop so that you can buy the tools direct from us if you choose.
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
We will send you:
- Textblock paper
- Covering material
- Decorative paper
- Complimentary needle and linen thread
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. You will also receive a code for a discount in the the shop, if you would like to buy tools from us.