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Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Young Sin Kim
  • Course Code W22PTGB02A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course will introduces students to essential skills involved in binding a book by hand. Throughout the course students will gain experience in the use of materials including adhesives, papers and cloths. It will help you understand practical differences between the sewing techniques. The course provides all the support you need to master the basics of bookbinding. The class will be a mixture of demonstrations and practical exercises. You will be taught about how to handle tools, equipment and bookbinding materials with confidence.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • understand bookbinding techniques, structures and ways of working
  • be able to bind a multi-section book
  • understand attributes of bookbinding materials and tools, and how to use them
  • understand the general terms and functions of parts of a book
  • develop your own interest in bookbinding

Cost

  • Full fee
    £130
  • Concession fee
    £95
  • Class format and activities

    This course will introduce students to essential skills involved in binding a book by hand. In the class, students will also re-design a piece of literature in a hardbound form. Throughout the course students will gain experience in the use of materials including adhesives, papers and cloths. It will help you understand practical differences between the sewing techniques. The course provides all the support you need to master the basics of bookbinding. The class will be a mixture of demonstrations and practical exercises. You will be taught about how to handle tools, equipment and bookbinding materials with confidence.

    Entry requirements

    No. This course is suitable for beginners or as a refresher if you have done some bookbinding before. It is ideal for people who have an interest in arts and crafts and would like to gain good hand skills in bookbinding.

    What you need

    Pencil, rubber, ruler, bone folder, scissors, awl, cutting mat, cutter/scalpel, craft knife/shoe knife, paper for textblock, decorative paper, bookcloth, linen thread, needle, glue brush/any flat art-brush, glue (bookbinding PVA recommended), waste paper.

    What you can do next

    Own project. More beginner's bookbinding courses. After discussion with your tutor, you may join intermediate bookbinding courses. Or in another subjects, which you could combine with bookbinding skills, such as printmaking, painting, photography, Adobe InDesign.