Bookbinding Tuition

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.

Bookbinders Lewes Coptic Binding

Coptic binding

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This historical binding style is ideal for notebooks and sketchbooks enabling them to open flat for writing and drawing.

Bookbinders Lewes Portfolio Tuition


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This portfolio with a ribbon tie and card flaps is ideal for storing and displaying drawings and documents of any size.

First Aid For Books

First Aid for books

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Treat your favourite volumes to some TLC. Topics covered will include repairing or recovering a paperback, paper repairs and simple repairs on covers.

Hard Cover Sketchbook


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Using traditional techniques and tools learn to make a hardcovered sketchbook, covered with beautiful hand marbled paper or a choice of colourful bookcloths.

Japanese Binding

Japanese binding

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Make a simple soft cover notebook with a decorated paper cover as well as a hard cover album with decorative side stitching.

Bookbinders Lewes Leather Journal

Soft leather journal

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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.

Contact Us

Bookbinders of Lewes
Unit 12, Star Brewery 
Castle Ditch Lane
East Sussex
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)1273 486718

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday 10am – 1pm, other times by appointment.

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