Signature Bindings
Quality Book Repairs, Hand Bound Books, Albums and Journals
E-Mail: glenn@signaturebindings.co.uk Mobile: 07972648001

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, and other occasional workshops are organised in other locations.

Intermediate level binders who would like to further develop specific skills or would perhaps like to move on to creating their own design bindings may be interested in the possibility of tailored one-to-one tuition with Glenn at his bindery in East Yorkshire. Please e-mail for further information.

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

Workshops in Hull 

A number of one-day workshops will be arranged for this Autumn and will be held at the Hull ScrapStore, which is just off Hessle Road in west 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!

Please contact us to be added to the e-mailing list to be amongst the first to hear about forthcoming workshops
 
Tuesday 20th September 2022
Twin-Needle Coptic Bound Book
with guest tutor Ruth Brown
Hull Scrapstore, 10:00 to 4:00 approx
£56 including all materials, handouts and tea/coffee & biscuits.


During this workshop we’ll be making an A5 hardback sketchbook that opens completely flat for easy use. We’ll be using the fascinating Coptic form of stitching, sewing with pairs of needles, to give a firmer structure than the more common single needle version. This creates a lovely, multi-coloured pattern across the exposed spine which will be complimented by a choice of decorative paper top the boards. 
This workshop will be presented by Ruth Brown and is limited to a maximum of ten places so early booking is essential.

Please Click Here for more information and to book.

*** Currently only FOUR places left (as at 15th August) ***
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Monday 31st October and Tuesday 1st November 2022
A Bespoke Drop-Back box (Clamshell box)
2-Day Workshop
Hull Scrapstore, 10:00 to 4:00 approx each day
£112 including all materials, handouts and tea/coffee & biscuits.


The drop-back box is a fabulous way to keep and protect special or valuable books and is an important item for bookbinders to offer. 
In this 2-day workshop we shall be making a box to perfectly fit your own choice of book. 
The box will be lined with felt and covered with your choice of book cloth. We shall also incorporate a recess on the front of the box into which we will create and secure a decorative leather panel. In order to ensure the box fits our book correctly we will need to measure accurately and consistently as well as cutting board and cloth precisely. 
This workshop is limited to a maximum of ten places so early booking is essential. Please ensure you can attend on both days before booking.

Please Click Here for more information and to book. 

*** Currently only THREE places left (as at 15th August) ***



Aspects of Design Binding

This is an intensive series of one-to-one development programmes aimed at the intermediate level binder who is looking to progress into design bindings. There are three modules, each of five days duration with flexible timing and structure to suit the student's needs. Tuition with Glenn Malkin at his own bindery in East Yorkshire.

More information is available by clicking HERE