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 additional incurred costs are re-imbursed.
* * * One-day Bookbinding Workshops in Hull * * *
Please contact us to be added to the e-mail notification list so you will be among the first to learn of new workshops as they are organised.

Making a Protective Slipcase
Tuesday 5th June 2018
Hull History Centre
10:00am – 4:30pm
This is a skill that all those involved in bookbinding should learn as a slip case can make a huge difference to the presentation and protection of your favourite or valuable books. Participants will make a slip case for one of their own books (size restrictions apply). We will look carefully at the critical step of measuring, before cutting the boards and gluing together. Then we will look at covering the case with decorative paper and book cloth to make an attractive and neat finish.
Workshop cost: £45 including all materials, tea/coffee & biscuits.
A non-refundable £20 deposit is required to reserve your place, the remainder being payable on the day.
*** Sorry, workshop now full ***


A Wooden Boards Coptic Binding
Tuesday 17th July 2018
Hull History Centre
10:00am to 4:30pm
The Coptic binding is one of the oldest forms of book structure where the sewing is exposed and no adhesive is used. Here participants will be making their own A6 size Coptic book with wooden boards. Suitable for beginners, once the sewing of the pages has been understood, this can be used and adapted for a number of decorative approaches using a range of materials for the boards.
Workshop cost: £45 including all materials, tea/coffee & biscuits.
A non-refundable £20 deposit is required to reserve your place, the remainder being payable on the day.
*** Only FOUR places left (as at 16th March) ***
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Bookings are accepted on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.

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)
(Accommodation 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.