Bookbinding Masterclass

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Be inspired by the huge range of books in our collection at this creative masterclass

Course dates: Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 May

Times: 10.30 – 17.00

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On our popular two-day course you’ll be introduced to a range of book structures and 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 bookbinding 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 hand-bindings 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.

This course is also running in June.


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