Come and learn the traditional craft of hand bookbinding at our fully equipped bindery in the centre of Lewes.
Classes run from 10.30 to 4.30 with a short break for lunch and are limited to 3 students, they are suitable for beginners or those with some experience.
The cost of a one-day workshop is £90 per student. We can also arrange tuition on specific techniques and short courses of individual tuition.
All tools are provided and materials are included. Gift vouchers are also available.
Saturday 14th August
This historical binding style is ideal for notebooks and sketchbooks enabling them to open flat for writing and drawing. This class will cover choosing materials, use of tools and different sewing styles.
Friday 18th June
This portfolio with a ribbon tie and card flaps is ideal for storing and displaying drawings and documents of any size. You will learn how to select and handle the materials and tools needed to make a portfolio.
First Aid for books
Friday 2nd June, Sat 25th September
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 19th June, Friday 16th July
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 4th August
Make a simple soft cover notebook with a decorated paper cover as well as a hard cover album with decorative side stitching. This class will cover choosing materials, use of tools and different sewing styles.
Soft leather journal
Saturday 3rd July
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.
There is a £10 charge for materials for this class.
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.