Bookbinding Masterclass

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  • Tel: +44 (0)1937 546546
  • Email: boxoffice@bl.uk
  • From £157 – £185 Concessions available

Learn new skills and take your creations home

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Take inspiration from the world's greatest collection of books at our creative masterclass. On this two-day course you will 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 will learn the importance of paper grain in bookbinding, and experiment with folding and stitching techniques to create various book forms, including pamphlets and fanfolds. Over the weekend we will 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 hand bindings – with and without specialist equipment. You will be encouraged to explore your own ideas of design and production, and will gain the knowledge to develop your interests and skills at home.

This course will run across the following dates:

  • Saturday 10 December 2022, 10.30 – 17.00
  • Sunday 11 December 2022, 10.30 – 17.00

Please email adultlearning@bl.uk to discuss your access requirements as soon as you have booked your ticket.

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Details

Name: Bookbinding Masterclass
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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Price: From £157 – £185
Concessions available
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
boxoffice@bl.uk
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