Upcoming Classes

    • 28 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Stapleford Granary CB22 5BP
    • 1
    Register

    You will learn new techniques in each 3-hour session to complete four beautiful book structures along with a lined slipcase to hold your treasured prototype collection. All of the skills can be 'mixed and matched' so that you have a myriad of design possibilities.  

    Week 1: Introduction and Quarter Bound Single Section
    Week 2: Concertina Binding
    Week 3: Hard Bound Journal
    Week 4: Japanese Stab Stitch
    Week 5: Lined Slipcase
     These classes are booked as a block but if you would like to attend one or more as a 'taster' email me and I can advise you on space availability. 

    All materials are included in the fee and for this programme you will also be provided with the materials to do your 'homework' ;-)
    Stapleford Granary has easy carparking.

    • 30 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Stapleford Granary CB22 5BP
    • 1
    Register

    You will learn new techniques in each 3-hour session to complete four beautiful book structures along with a lined slipcase to hold your treasured prototype collection. All of the skills can be 'mixed and matched' so that you have a myriad of design possibilities.  

    Week 1: Introduction and Quarter Bound Single Section
    Week 2: Concertina Binding
    Week 3: Hard Bound Journal
    Week 4: Japanese Stab Stitch
    Week 5: Lined Slipcase
     These classes are booked as a block but if you would like to attend one or more as a 'taster' email me and I can advise you on space availability. 

    • 02 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Stapleford Granary CB22 5BP
    • 2
    Register

    Boxes! How we love boxes! During this class we will explore a variety of box options including stacking, dividing and alternative lids whilst also learning (through demonstration and practice) the all-important skills of cutting and covering. Although we will work to the same template there will be the opportunity to personalise with covering and lining materials. A beautiful selection of locally made Payhembury Marbled Papers will be available to choose from as well and co-ordinating buckram which is a sturdy book and box covering material. Participants will leave with one completed box along with materials, instructions and skills to extend the project into a ‘stack’.

    All equipment and materials will be provided along with step-by-step demonstration and practice.  

    Stapleford Granary has easy carparking.



    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Brignell Bookbinders CB1 2LG
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Make your own hard-backed notebook and emboss it with a title or your name. A thrilling achievement in a day and a great gift if you can bear to put someone else's name on it! Combine this with the raised bands and/or slipcase class for a truly special project. 

    We work on a standard size of 120mm x 165mm and 200 pages so that all projects are uniform and can mix'n'match.


    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Stapleford Granary CB22 5BP
    • 4
    Register

    You will learn new techniques in each 3-hour session to complete four beautiful book structures along with a lined slipcase to hold your treasured prototype collection. All of the skills can be 'mixed and matched' so that you have a myriad of design possibilities.  

    Week 1: Introduction and Quarter Bound Single Section
    Week 2: Concertina Binding
    Week 3: Hard Bound Journal
    Week 4: Japanese Stab Stitch
    Week 5: Lined Slipcase
     These classes are booked as a block but if you would like to attend one or more as a 'taster' email me and I can advise you on space availability. 

    All materials are included in the fee and for this programme you will also be provided with the materials to do your 'homework' ;-)  The class will be led by Helen.
    Stapleford Granary has easy carparking.

    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Lodge Flower & Craft School, PE28 9DF

    Slight controversy over the title of this binding as the inventor (Anne Goy) wishes it to be known as CrissCross Binding but let's not split hairs or threads. This one is a beauty combining the best of western and Japanese bindings resulting in a closed but exposed spine which lies flat when open; a very versatile book that can be used as a journal, sketchbook or even photograph album.
    This workshop is suitable for everyone whether you are a beginner or are looking to learn a new technique.

    Helen and I are delighted to be running  this class at the lovely new venue The Lodge Flower and Craft School in Hemingford Grey. Booking is now open on that site. 

    • 17 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Lodge Flower and Craft School PE28 9DF

    Helen and I are delighted to be running a Gardening/Travel Journal class at the lovely new Lodge Flower and Craft School in Hemingford Grey where booking is now open.
    During this one day workshop you will learn to make a ‘washable paper’ binding (this is a vegetarian friendly leather alternative) and have the opportunity to construct your own refillable gardening or travel journal with papers, envelopes and pockets to suit you or it’s lucky recipient. Lots of appropriate cover papers will be available but if you have a special one in mind, please bring it along.
    This workshop is suitable for everyone whether your a beginner or are looking to learn a new technique


Past events

07 Nov 2018 Creative Marbling and Binding with Kate Brett and Edel, Wednesday, November 7
29 Oct 2018 Art & Craft of the Book, Monday October 29
27 Oct 2018 Book and Page Repairs Sat Oct 27
17 Oct 2018 Coptic Binding Wednesday October 17
11 Oct 2018 The Wrap (5 evenings) from Thurs, Oct 11
25 Sep 2018 The Shrigley Tuesday September 25
22 Sep 2018 Case Bound Journal (std) Saturday September 22
11 Aug 2018 Coptic Binding Saturday August 11
14 Jul 2018 Full Leather Case Bound Journal Saturday July 14
11 Jul 2018 Hand Sewn End Bands, Wednesday July 11
03 Jul 2018 Creative Marbling and Binding with Kate Brett and Edel, Tuesday July 3
23 Jun 2018 Paperback/Paper/Page Repair, Saturday June 23
05 Jun 2018 Box Making, Tuesday June 5
30 May 2018 Beginning Bookbinding (5 evenings) from Wed May 30
26 May 2018 **NEW**Drum Leaf Binding, Sat May 26
20 Apr 2018 **NEW** Sewn Boards Binding, Fri April 20
17 Apr 2018 Creative Marbling and Bookbinding with Kate Brett and Edel Hopkin
07 Mar 2018 Drop Back (Clamshell) Box, Wed, March 7
24 Feb 2018 Case Bound Journal (std) Sat Feb 24
19 Feb 2018 The Wrap (5 evenings) from Mon, Feb 19
12 Feb 2018 At the Cutting Edge, Mon Feb 12
27 Jan 2018 Box Making, Sat Jan 27
11 Jan 2018 Beginning Bookbinding (5 evenings) from Thurs Jan 11
18 Nov 2017 Case Bound Journal Sat Nov 18
14 Nov 2017 Coptic Binding Tues Nov 14
02 Nov 2017 Concertina Binding
01 Nov 2017 Single Page Loop Binding Wed Nov 1
21 Oct 2017 Full Leather Case Bound Journal Sat Oct 21
11 Oct 2017 Coptic Binding Wed Oct 11
23 Sep 2017 Boxes Sat Sept 23
13 Sep 2017 The Wrap (5 evenings) from Wednesday, September 13
11 Sep 2017 The Wrap (5 evenings) from Monday, September 11
07 Sep 2017 Beginning Bookbinding (5 evenings) from Thurs Sept 7
23 Aug 2017 Raised Bands Wed Aug 23
22 Jul 2017 Photograph Album Sat July 22
28 Jun 2017 Travel Journal Wed June 28
24 Jun 2017 Case Bound Journal Sat June 24
27 May 2017 Case Bound Journal Sat May 27
23 May 2017 Secret Belgian Binding Tues May 23
10 May 2017 Beginning Bookbinding (5 evenings) starting Wed May 10
22 Apr 2017 Case Bound Journal Sat April 22
05 Apr 2017 Artist's Sketchbook Wed April 5
25 Feb 2017 Book and Page Repairs Sat Feb 25
05 Feb 2017 The Art and Craft of the Book Sun Feb 5
01 Feb 2017 Beginning Bookbinding (5 evenings) starting Wed Feb 1
28 Jan 2017 Case Bound Journal Sat Jan 28
23 Jan 2017 Box Making Mon Jan 23
14 Jan 2017 Wedding Table Guest Memory Books
03 Dec 2016 Mill Road Winter Fair Sat Dec 3
26 Nov 2016 Making Winter Sat/Sun 26/27 Nov
19 Nov 2016 Case Bound Journal Sat Nov 19
17 Nov 2016 The Art of the Book Thurs 17 Nov
16 Nov 2016 *new* Book-in-a-Box Wed 16 Nov
02 Nov 2016 Beginning Bookbinding I (5 evenings) starting Wed 2 Nov
22 Oct 2016 Cloth Back Repairs Sat 22 Oct
06 Oct 2016 Beginning Bookbinding II (5 evenings) starting Thurs 6 Oct
06 Oct 2016 The Art of the Book Thurs 6 Oct
30 Sep 2016 *new* Limp Vellum-style Bindings Fri 30 Sept
27 Sep 2016 Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale Make Your Own Book - Tues 27 Sept
24 Sep 2016 Open Workshop - Sat 24 Sept
19 Sep 2016 Beginning Bookbinding I (5 mornings) starting Mon 19 Sept
27 Aug 2016 Open Workshop - Sat 27 Aug
16 Aug 2016 Raised Bands 1/4 Leather Tues 16 Aug
13 Aug 2016 Solander Box - Sat Aug 13
30 Jul 2016 Open Workshop - Sat July 30
16 Jul 2016 Paperback Repairs - Sat July 16
13 Jul 2016 Coptic Binding - Wed 13 Jul
25 Jun 2016 Open Workshop - Sat June 25
23 Jun 2016 Dos-a-Dos - Thurs 23 Jun
28 May 2016 Open Workshop - Sat May 28
07 May 2016 Hard Backed Journal - Sat May 7
30 Apr 2016 Slipcase and Box - Sat April 30
28 Apr 2016 Beginning Bookbinding (5 eve. classes) starting 28/4/16
18 Apr 2016 Beginning Bookbinding - April 18-22
12 Apr 2016 Japanese Album Binding - Tues April 12
07 Apr 2016 Case Bound Journal Thurs April 7
19 Mar 2016 Repairs/1 -Cloth Case - Sat March 19
15 Mar 2016 Limp Bindings - Tues March 15
13 Mar 2016 Coptic Binding - Sun March 13
27 Feb 2016 Hard Backed Journal
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