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Bookbinding Workshops

If you are interested in learning how to get into bookbinding or would like to develop your bookbinding skills, Glenn Malkin of Signature Bindings runs a number of workshops throughout the year. One day workshops are held at ScrapStore, Hull, whereas three day residential workshops are held at The Grange in Shropshire and other occasional workshops are run by request in other locations.

Intermediate level binders who would like to further develop specific skills or would perhaps like to move on to create design bindings may be interested in the possibility of tailored one-to-one tuition by Glenn at his bindery in East Yorkshire.

Please see below for further details and dates of forthcoming workshops. You can also e-mail Glenn to be added to the e-mailing list to be amongst the first to learn of new workshops as they are organised.

CLICK HERE to download a FREE tutorial (.pdf file) on how to make a straightforward hard-back pamphlet-sewn notebook

The ScrapStore Hull

Two new one-day workshops have been arranged for Autumn 2019 at our new venue ScrapStore which is just off Hessle Road in Hull. Not only does this venue offer a great workshop space, but it also has a fabulous shop selling all sorts of craft supplies including many items at ridiculously low prices and constantly changing stock!

Tuesday October 22nd 2019
10:00 - 4:30approx
Wrap-Around Paper Binding
This is a pocket sized book made without the use of adhesive. Participants will fold and pierce the pages, sew the book block, add endpapers and create a wrap-around decorative paper cover for this attractive book. This is an ideal workshop for a beginner and will introduce participants to some of the basic tools and terminology used in bookbinding. All materials and tools are provided, as is tea/coffee and biscuits. Maximum of ten places.
Click HERE for details and to book a place

Tuesday 19th November 2019
10:00 - 4:30 approx
Repairing and Re-binding a Paperback Book
Old paperback books frequently start to fall apart when well used as the adhesive on the spine starts to fail, so this workshop will show you how to re-secure the pages and also create a new hardback case binding. Suitable for beginners, this workshop has a maximum of ten places and all materials and tools will be provided as will tea/coffee and biscuits.
Click HERE for details and to book a place

The Grange, Ellesmere, Shropshire

These three-day residential workshops are organised directly by Jon and Rosie at The Grange. Here they run a number of courses including Letterpress workshops, Paper Marbling and Bookbinding for Beginners.

Glenn Malkin tutors three 3-day residential courses each year focusing on different subjects. They are suitable mainly for those who have already done some bookbinding but would like to learn new book structures or techniques. Please note that courses do fill extremely quickly so early booking is essential. 

The Grange website can be found Here 

(The one remaining 2019 course is now fully booked)

The Programme for 2020 will include:

May 2020 - The Drop-Back Box - Beyond the Ordinary

July 2020 - Decorative Elements for Design Bindings

October 2020 - Limp Vellum Binding

Confirmed dates and further information will be posted here shortly.