Come and learn the traditional craft of hand bookbinding at our fully equipped bindery in the centre of Lewes.
Classes are full day or half day and are limited to a maximum of 3 students. They are suitable for beginners or those with some experience. All tools are and materials are provided.
We can arrange short courses and individual tuition on specific techniques if required. Gift vouchers are also available for any amount.
Saturday January 27th 10am-1pm £80
This historical binding style is ideal for notebooks and sketch books, allowing them to open flat for writing and drawing. This class will cover choosing and preparing materials, use of tools and different sewing styles.
First Aid for books
Saturday February 10th 10am – 4pm £130
Treat your favourite volumes to some TLC. Topics covered will include repairing or recovering a paperback, paper repairs and simple repairs on covers. Please bring a choice of books to work on.
Saturday March 2nd 10am – 4pm £130
Using traditional techniques and tools learn to make a hard–covered sketchbook, covered with beautiful hand marbled paper or a choice of colourful bookcloths. During this workshop you will learn how to select and prepare materials, fold and sew pages and attach a hard cover.
Japanese style binding
Saturday March 16th 2-5pm £80
A simple stylish way to bind single sheets. Make a soft cover notebook with a decorated paper cover and traditional Japanese stitching. This class will cover choosing materials, use of tools and different sewing styles.
Soft leather journal
Saturday March 16th 10am-1pm £90.
This is a great accessory for writers, artists or anyone who wants to keep stylish notes. During this practical one-day workshop you will learn how to select and prepare materials, fold and sew pages and attach an attractive fastening.
Saturday April 6th 10am-1pm £80
Sewn on ribbons which form part of the decoration, this paper covered binding can be used as an album, scrapbook or keepsake journal. During the class you will learn how to choose and prepare materials, sew pages and attach a decorative paper cover.
Bookbinders of Lewes
Unit 12, Star Brewery
Castle Ditch Lane
Telephone: +44 (0)1273 486718
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday 10am – 1pm, other times by appointment.