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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 The Hull History Centre, 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

* * * Stop Press: New 5-day Workshop Announced * * *

A brand new five day workshop takes place at Sunk Island near Hull on the 17th - 21st June 2019. Hosted by Ruth Brown of Stone Creek Textiles in her recently refurbished studio, we are calling it 'The Whole Shebang'! Over the five days you will have four tutors (including me!), each bringing their own speciality to the mix. You will start by creating your own decorative printed textile and converting it into book cloth. You will then create a range of your own hand-marbled paper using traditional methods and then go on to learn how to make and print your own linocut illustrations. You will then hand-sew your own unique book - a specially printed copy of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven' - illustrated with your own linocut prints. Finally you will bind your book and create a bespoke case for it with a wrap-around magnetic closure, using the book cloth and marbled paper you made earlier in the week.

This five day workshop includes all the materials and tuition you need and costs £450. There are only FIVE places available so there will be plenty of opportunity for one to one support throughout the week, but it does mean that places are likely to go quite quickly. If this is something you might be interested in, you can find out more at the Stone Creek Textiles website at along with other fabulous courses Ruth is running this year.

But do contact Ruth at Stonecreek Textiles to learn about future courses

Hull History Centre

There are no bookbinding workshops currently planned at Hull History Centre, but it is hoped more will be organised from Summer 2019. Please get in touch to be added to the mailing list to hear about these when dates and subjects are arranged.

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 usually 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. 

Further information and booking details can be found by Clicking Here 

The Programme for 2019 includes:

May 9th - 12th - A tab-bound book (K118 structure)

July 4th - 7th - A half-leather stub-bound bound

September 26th - 29th - Full leather Cambridge panel binding