Workshops 2019

I’m delighted to say that I’ll be teaching some new workshops here at Stone Creek Studio in 2019. If you would like to make a booking for any of these courses please make sure you read the ‘General Workshop Information’ page before you book. When a booking is made, it is assumed that you have read, understood and accepted that information. To complete the booking, please go to the Cart on the right hand side of the screen to checkout.

Please note that some dates have been changed and others added so the information
here may vary from that published earlier!  Please note that Books Galore 1 and Books Galore 2 are both standalone courses so you can come to either if you are a beginner or have some experience. They simply feature different book forms.

2019

Books Galore 2!
FULL – please see below for additional dates

23-26 September
4 days
Mon – Thurs

A Crown Book

Secret Belgian Binding

Long stitch wraparound journals

Drum Leaf Binding

This is a standalone workshop featuring different book forms to Books Galore 1, so suits beginners as well as those with some experience.

  • A blizzard book  – a folded book to contain business cards.
  • A crown book – a variation on the blizzard book with removable pages
  • The secret belgian binding – this gives a book which opens completely flat, and has a cover which will turn back on itself making it ideal for  sketchbooks. The cover pieces and the spine piece are woven together with a crisscross effect. The signatures are then sewn on to the weaving. Fascinating.
  • A long stitch binding where there is a wraparound cover and the signatures are sewn through the cover.
  • A Drum Leaf binding – this is a binding where each pair of pages is a spread with no stitching in the centre, making it a lovely way to display art work or photographs.This one will have a case binding (a hard back).

With a maximum of 5 students you’ll get lots of one to one support. This will be backed up with group demonstrations and detailed class notes.

The class will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm each day.

Maximum students: 5
Cost: £300

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Books Galore 1!
4 days
14-17 October 2019
Mon-Thurs

Accordion books

Accordion books

Coptic binding

Coptic binding

Japanese stab binding

Japanese stab binding

Perfect binding

Perfect binding

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make a variety of different book forms then this is for you.

We’ll start from first principles so that whatever you make will have a high quality finish. We will cover at least:

  • Understanding how to select suitable papers, boards and fabrics for making books and how to use simple book binding tools and techniques.
  • Creating a wraparound, paper covered, notebook with torn edge pages.
  • Folding an accurate accordion fold book and fitting easy end covers.
  • Stitching a single signature, hardback book. This will be covered in book cloth created from hand-dyed/printed fabric.
  • Stitching a multiple signature, open spine hardback book using the fascinating Coptic form of binding, again covered in hand-dyed/printed book cloth. We’ll use both the single needle and twin needle methods to give lovely patterns across the exposed spine.
  • Stitching at least one variation of Japanese stab binding. This is another open spine binding with a variety of beautiful stitch patterns. The covers for this were traditionally made from paper but this variation uses hard back covers covered in fabric, with a hinge to allow easy opening.
  • Learning the third method, perfect binding, will not only let you make books from cut sheets such as computer prints  but you’ll also have the basic skills to rebind/repair your favourite paperback books.

With a maximum of 5 students you’ll get lots of one to one support. This will be backed up with group demonstrations and detailed class notes.

The class will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm each day.

Maximum students: 5
Cost: £300

Payment Options :
Quantity:  

Books Galore 2!

11-14 November
4 days
Mon – Thurs

A Crown Book

Secret Belgian Binding

Long stitch wraparound journals

Drum Leaf Binding

This is a standalone workshop featuring different book forms to Books Galore 1, so suits beginners as well as those with some experience.

  • A blizzard book  – a folded book to contain business cards.
  • A crown book – a variation on the blizzard book with removable pages
  • The secret belgian binding – this gives a book which opens completely flat, and has a cover which will turn back on itself making it ideal for  sketchbooks. The cover pieces and the spine piece are woven together with a crisscross effect. The signatures are then sewn on to the weaving. Fascinating.
  • A long stitch binding where there is a wraparound cover and the signatures are sewn through the cover.
  • A Drum Leaf binding – this is a binding where each pair of pages is a spread with no stitching in the centre, making it a lovely way to display art work or photographs.This one will have a case binding (a hard back).

With a maximum of 5 students you’ll get lots of one to one support. This will be backed up with group demonstrations and detailed class notes.

The class will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm each day.

Maximum students: 5
Cost: £300

Payment Options :
Quantity: