Bookbinding Masterclass

Bookbinding Masterclass

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Take inspiration from the world's greatest collection of books at our creative masterclass

Course dates: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April

Times: 10.30 - 17.00

On this two-day course you’ll be introduced to a range of book structures and will learn the intricate art of folding, stitching and hand binding to produce a number of your own books. You’ll learn the importance of paper grain in book binding, and experiment with folding and stitching techniques to create various book forms, including pamphlets and fanfolds. Over the weekend we’ll work towards creating a number of personalised case bindings – books with covers – incorporating various book art techniques.

Our course is designed to help you develop skills in handling and choosing appropriate tools and materials for creating handbindings, with and without specialist equipment. You’ll be encouraged to explore your own ideas of design and production and will gain the knowledge to develop your interests and skills at home.

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Adult Learning Courses at the British Library

Our courses are aimed at anyone interested in developing their personal interests and passions. Deepen your engagement with a wide range of topics and use our world-renowned collections to inspire your own creativity. We’ll bring you together with Library experts and guest specialists, providing a unique learning experience.
Multi-session courses offer high-quality, in-depth learning experiences that encourage discussion with both experts and fellow learners. To make sure you get the most from your time with us, we limit class sizes to 16 participants.

So if you want to develop fresh perspectives with leading thinkers or create with contemporary artists, our new programme is the place to start.


Name: Bookbinding Masterclass
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £185.00
Member: £157.00
Senior 60+: £167.00
Student: £157.00
Registered Unemployed: £157.00
Friend of the BL: £157.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546