One-Day Workshop

Bookbinding Jigs and a Phase Box

Tuesday 14th May 2024

Hull Scrapstore 10:00am – 4:30pm

£65 per person including materials

This one-day workshop is suitable for the beginner to bookbinding as well as those with some experience.  Accuracy and precision in cutting with a craft knife will be important
In this one-day workshop we shall look at making a few of the commonly used jigs and devices which are helpful in bookbinding.
We shall start by making a simple corner jig to help accurately cut cloth or paper corners when covering a board. We shall also make a folding jig to help us quickly fold our sheets of paper accurately and squarely, and then finally we shall make a piercing cradle to help us hold our sections in the perfect orientation when piercing sewing holes. 
In the afternoon, we shall use the jigs we have made to help create a simple pamphlet-stitched booklet and then we will make a phase box using a single piece of card. This is a conservation enclosure for a book to protect it from dust and damage. You will be able to make a phase box for a small book of your own if you wish.
There are a maximum of ten places available so booking is essential. A non-refundable deposit of £30 is required when booking (PayPal link below), the rest being payable on the day by cash or cheque (sorry, cards are not accepted). Direct bank transfer may alternatively be used by prior agreement.
All the materials and tools required will be provided, as will tea/coffee and biscuits. You will need to bring your own lunch, though there are shops a short walk away. For this workshop it may be useful if you could bring along an apron and/or old towel as we will be using a limited amount of glue. 
Hull ScrapStore is just off Hessle Road, not far from Asda. The address is Dairycoates Avenue, Hull HU3 5DB. If approaching from Hull/the East, head along Hessle Road from under the flyover near Smith and Nephew, turning right after half a mile or so at the traffic lights into St Georges Road, just before you reach Asda. After about 300m turn left, just after the zebra crossing, into Woodcock Street. 
If driving from the west, take the A63 exit at St Andrews Quay turning left onto the Ring Road. Then, at the second subsequent roundabout, take the second exit and then right onto Hessle Road (Asda will be on your right). After about 200m turn left at the traffic lights into St Georges Road and after a further 300m turn left, just after the zebra crossing, into Woodcock Street. ScrapStore is in the old school building on the left hand side with the main entrance round the corner on Dairycoates Avenue.
Free parking is available on the road or in the car park at the rear of the building at the owners risk.