Short Introduction to Bookbinding

Join Edinburgh based Bookbinder Cass Barron for an afternoon of creative bookbinding that will equip you with the skills to make a number of book structures – a great opportunity to try your hand at this wonderfully addictive craft and leave with a collection of books that make for great sketchbooks, journals and personalised gifts! A short taster workshop great for anyone new to bookbinding, or wishing to extend their skills

Cass is a highly experienced and knowledgeable bookbinder and teacher. Be inspired by  own wonderful work by clicking here.

Over the course of the workshop she will share her passion for bookbinding and approach to transforming remnant materials into unique and usable books. Together you will make the following book structures, which each have their own special character –

An A6 leather or pleather covered book with decorative exposed binding

An A5 Japanese stab zig zag book

An A7 cut and fold book

Cass will take you through the process from start to finish with lots of ideas on how to personalise your books and add finishing touches such as closures and page dividers.

Following the workshop you will be given access to a series of video tutorials by Cass, which cover the stitches introduced in the workshop – this is a great resource should you wish to revisit any of the books and make more at home.

All materials are included, which comprise of remnant leather/pleather, coloured threads, beads, buttons, decorative and vintage papers, plus Cass’s go-to Flat White plain paper – made from recycled coffee cups and great for sketching, watercolour and general note-taking . In addition to this you are welcome to bring along any of your own materials to see how these can be worked into your books, such as old maps, artwork, test prints, wallpaper, wrapping paper etc. Tools will be provided for use in the class, and you will also have an opportunity to buy your own set at a very reasonable cost

Cost £60 including all materials

To book, please click on this Eventbrite link.

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