Bookbinding Workshops

Signature Bindings runs a series of workshops aimed primarily at bookbinding beginners and hobbyists who want to learn how to create books of various types using traditional techniques, but who don't have specialist equipment or tools. The workshops are usually run in Hull  for up to ten people. Please contact us for further information about specific workshops, pricing and availability.
 
Please e-mail glenn@signaturebindings.co.uk to be added to our Bookbinding Workshop mailing list, and keep up to date with all forthcoming workshops. (Your details will not be shared with anyone else.)
 
In each workshop, all necessary materials are provided, as are the simple tools needed. Sometimes additional sets of materials will be available to purchase at a nominal cost so further books can be made at home.  One-day workshops normally cost in the region of £45 per participant depending on materials and other costs.
 
Touring Workshop - If your organisation or group would like a private workshop for up to 10 participants on any bookbinding topic, please get in touch for pricing and availability. I am normally happy to come to your preferred venue provided suitable facilities are available and incurred costs are re-imbursed.
 
* * * NEW: forthcoming one-day Bookbinding Workshops in Hull * * *
Please contact us to be added to the e-mail notification list so you will be amongst the first to learn of new workshops as they are organised.
 
Single Section Notebook & Japanese Style Binding
Tuesday 7th November 2017
Hull History Centre 10:00 - 16:30 (approx)
Workshop cost: £45
 
This workshop is ideal for those new to bookbinding. We will be making two books in this double workshop using very different binding styles. The first is known as a single-section case bound book, the second a traditional Japanese style stab-binding. Learn about the materials and terminology used in an informal and fun environment. An excellent introduction to bookbinding and a great preparation for other styles of binding to come!
All materials and tools are provided along with handouts, as well as tea/coffee and biscuits. Places are limited so booking is essential.
 
Click here for more information and to reserve a place.
 
 
Creating a Travel Journal
Tuesday 5th December 2017
Hull History Centre 10:00 - 16:30 (approx)
Workshop cost: £45
 
In this one-day workshop we will be making a travel journal with an elsticated closure. This is a blank adhesive bound book so we will first make and secure the book block before creating the cloth covered case and securing the closure. We will also add an expandable pocket to the rear to hold tickets, receipts or other small items. Suitable for beginners or more experienced binders, this is a very useful style of binding which also makes a greta gift. All materials and tools are provided along with handouts, as well as tea/coffee and biscuits. Places are limited so booking is essential.
 
Click here for more information and to reserve a place.
 
 
 

Residential Workshops in Shropshire
 
Three-day residential workshops are held occasionally at The Grange, Ellesmere, Shropshire (UK). The next one is in October 2017. This will be a three quarter rounded and backed leather binding (below) using a traditional approach but with contemporary elements to the decoration.
 
 
Three further residential workshops are now being organised for 2018. If you are interested,
please get in touch withThe Grange and ask to be added to their mailing list.
 
Please see The Grange website for booking and further information - Click Here.
Limited spaces are available and these workshops do get booked quickly, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
 
 
 
Contact Glenn on 0797 2648001 or glenn@signaturebindings.co.uk for more information.