New Workshops for Summer 2022

 

These are our first group workshops since February 2020!   All workshops will be held from 10:00-4:30 in the Print Studio, 123 Main Street, West Kilbride, N. Ayrshire.  The Print Studio is a bright, open space and is conveniently located next door to the bindery, only a 10 minute walk from West Kilbride train station.

Class size is restricted to 5 students.

Bookings can be made using the Paypal buttons or email for further details.

 


INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING

23 July 2022

 A workshop aimed at beginners or novices.  The day will include a tour of the craft bindery followed by a practical session which will focus on creating pamphlet bindings using basic bookbinding handtools, materials and equipment. 

Techniques covered will include:

  • Paper folding and cutting
  • Pamphlet sewing
  • Laminating papers
  • Trimming
  • Pressing
  • Gluing-out

(Some content from this workshop can be carried over to City & Guilds Level 1 qualification)

Price £75.00 

Price includes all materials.


MOSHER-STYLE BINDINGS

 20 August 2022

A workshop exploring and recreating a binding typical of the style issued by the Mosher Press in the late C19th and early C20th .  These bindings were commercially produced in a hand bindery but with strong design and craft elements, making them ideal binding projects today.  They are often decorative with interesting use of materials and structure.

Techniques covered will include:

  • Sewing sections on hemp cords
  • ‘Made’ endpapers
  • Yapped fore-edge
  • Applying paper sides
  • Casing-in

 

Price £75.00 

Price includes all materials.


 

SLIPCASES

17 September 2022

A day of making & studying a range of slipcases.  Participants will learn how to make and assemble a cloth-entry slipcase with decorative paper sides and a simple, economic ’10 minute’ slipcase made from only 4 component pieces!

Techniques and subjects covered will include:

  • Accurate measuring and gauging
  • Paper and board grain direction
  • Balancing ‘pull’ on boards
  • Glueing-out
  • Material properties

(Some content from this workshop can be carried over to City & Guilds Level 1 qualification)

Price £75.00 

Price includes all materials.