Bookbinding Workshops

Learn bookbinding in a friendly informal group environment

One and two-day bookbinding workshops are held regularly in Hull as well as group workshops around the country for the Society of Bookbinders and other organisations.
Please see below for further details and dates of forthcoming bookbinding workshops. You can also contact Glenn to be added to the e-mailing list to be amongst the first to learn of new workshops as they are organised.
Workshops in Hull are usually held at the Hull ScrapStore, which is just off Hessle Road in west Hull and is very easily accessible via the M62 motorway from the west. 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! Bookings for workshops are accepted on a strict first-come, first-served basis on payment of deposit.

Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd July 2024

The Edelpappband or Millimeter Binding

Hull Scrapstore, 10:00 to 4:30 approx each day

This two day workshop is ideal for those with some experience of attending bookbinding workshops, but beginners who demonstrate dexterity and precision in other crafts would also be welcome to attend.
The Edelpappband binding is quite a common style of fine binding on the continent but is less used here in the UK. There are a number of versions of this approach some of which are also referred to as the Millimeter Binding. Those who are familiar with the Bradel binding will probably see some similarities in structure here, though this style uses leather along the head and tail of the binding. Since this is a two day workshop we will be making this from scratch including folding and trimming the sections, rounding and part-backing the spine, cutting the boards and other materials, and making our own cloth endbands.
Participants will need to attend both days to complete the project so please check your availability for the Monday and Tuesday before booking.
Sorry – this workshop is now full . Please get in touch if you would like to be added to a waiting list in case of cancellations

More workshops for later in the year will be added soon.

Please email to be added to the mailing list so you will amongst the first to hear about them as soon as booking is available.