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 a suitable 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 * * *
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Making a Hand-Sewn, Case-Bound Book
Tuesday 27th November 2018
Hull History Centre, Worship Street, Hull.
Price: £45 including all materials, tea/coffee and detailed notes
In this one-day workshop, we will be looking at making perhaps one of the most important book structure for any bookbinder - the sewn case-bound book. We will fold, pierce and sew the blank sheets to form the book block. After adding end papers, we will then look at making the hardback case using book cloth and decorative paper, and then learn a straightforward way to secure the book into the case. This is ideal for those with little or no knowledge of bookbinding and will enable you to make similar books at home without specialist tools.
***Sorry - Workshop now fully booked***
Please contact me if you would like to be a reserve in case anyone cancels. 
A new programme of workshops for 2019 will be announced towards the end of the year.

Residential Workshops in Shropshire
Three-day residential bookbinding workshops are held at The Grange, Ellesmere,  Shropshire (UK). There are several courses run by Glenn of Signature Bindings (as well as other related courses which may be of interest):

Thursday Evening 25th October - Sunday 28th October 2018
The Off-Boards Binding
(Currently full - waiting list only)
Thursday Evening 9th May - Sunday 12th May 2019
An adapted 'K118 Binding', also known as:
a Quarter Leather Sewn Binding with Innovative Board Attachment 
Thursday Evening 4th July - Sunday 7th July 2019
A Half Leather Stub Bound Book
Thursday Evening 26th September - Sunday 29th September 2019
A Traditional Full Leather Cambridge Panel Binding
(Accommodation and meals, if required, are included from the Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon. A fully residential three-night/day workshop costs £499)
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.
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