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 one-day workshops are usually run in Hull  for up to ten people. Residential workshops take place at The Grange, Ellesmere, Shropshire. Please contact us for further information about specific workshops, pricing and availability.
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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 * * *
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Single Section Notebook & Japanese Style Binding
Tuesday 7th November 2017
Hull History Centre
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.
Creating a Travel Journal
Tuesday 5th December 2017
Hull History Centre
In this one-day workshop we will be making a travel journal with an elasticated closure and semi-flexible cover. This is a blank adhesive bound book so we will first make and secure and strengthen 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 great gift. All materials and tools are provided along with handouts, as well as tea/coffee and biscuits. Places are limited so booking is essential.

Residential Workshops in Shropshire
Three-day residential bookbinding workshops are held at The Grange, Ellesmere,  Shropshire (UK). There are three such courses organised for 2018 run by Glenn of Signature Bindings (as well as other related courses which may be of interest) :
Friday11th May - Sunday 13th May 2018
Decorative Techniques in Bookbinding
(Currently full - waiting list only)
Friday 6th July - Sunday 8th July 2018
Boxes, slipcases and Portfolio cases
(Currently full - waiting list only)
Friday 26th October - Sunday 28th October 2018
The Off-Boards Binding
(Currently full - waiting list only)
(Accomodation and meals, if required, are included from the Thursday evening)
Due to limited places, please note that courses do fill extremely quickly.
To find out more information, or to express an interest in these or future workshops
please get in touch with The Grange directly:

Contact Glenn on 0797 2648001 or for more information.