Bookbinding for the absolute beginner! 

Sunday 30th May 

10am - 1pm

We will be making a selection of small notebooks & a gift bag using a combination of folding, sticking & sewing - nothing too complicated! 

Included in the cost is a wonderful bookbinding tool kit that you can take home afterwards and use again and again. 

What we'll cover: 

  • How to fold paper for bookmaking
  • Making a simple folded notebook
  • Make a sewn pamphlet with laminated covers 
  • Making a 16 page notebook with a pocket
  • Making a 16 page stab binding notebook
  • Making a simple gift bag to take away all your lovely notebooks! 

Binding Kit: 

  • Awl (for making holes)
  • Bone Folder
  • Bookbinding needles
  • Bookbinding thread
  • Instructions/handout

What you'll need to bring (all other materials & tools will be provided): 

  • Small pair of scissors (or scalpel/craft knife & cutting mat)
  • Ruler (preferably metal)
  • Pencil

The Tutor: 

Gill Smith is a local artist who's artwork takes a variety of forms – printmaking (both traditional and digital), layered cut paper collages and artist books.


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