Upcoming Classes

    • 13 Jan 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Stapleford Granary CB22 5BP
    • 2
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    You will learn new techniques in each 3-hour session to complete four beautiful book structures along with a lined slipcase to hold your treasured prototype collection. All of the skills can be 'mixed and matched' so that you have a myriad of design possibilities.  

    Week 1: Introduction and Quarter Bound Single Section 
    Week 2: Concertina Binding 
    Week 3:  Hard Bound Journal
    Week 4:  Japanese Stab stitch
    Week 5: Lined Slipcase 
     These classes are booked as a block but if you would like to attend one or more as a 'taster' email me and I can advise you on space availability. 

    All materials are included in the fee and for this programme you will also be provided with the materials to do your 'homework' ;-)  
    Stapleford Granary has easy carparking.

    • 15 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Stapleford Granary CB22 5BP
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    These beautiful and versatile structures are a prefect place to start, or continue, your  bookbinding journey.

    The  5-week programme takes you, step by step, through four new structures

    Long stitch binding,
    Islamic style,
    Wrapper (suitable for use on old and damaged or new books) and  Posh Paper, all held together in a lined and lidded box. These books make gorgeous gifts and, as with Beginning Bookbinding, the techniques and skills are interchangeable allowing you to develop your own creative finishes.

    The class is designed for beginners and it is not necessary to have any previous experience. This series focuses on more 'artsy' structures whilst Beginning Bookbinding focuses on more 'everyday' styles. The classes can be taken in any order.

    • 18 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Stapleford Granary. Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5BP
    • 3
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    During this new class you will learn to make a box with a stitched lid, following a traditional Japanese Stab bound pattern.  

    The inside of your box will be covered with beautiful Japanese paper and the outside in a co-ordinating buckram, which is a sturdy book and box covering material, of your choice. You may decide to have the lid and plinth in one colour and the sides in another.

    You will  learn (through demonstration and practice) the all-important skills of cutting and covering. Although we will work to the same template there will be the opportunity to personalise with the covering and lining materials and your choice of thread.

    Participants will leave with one completed box along with instructions and skills to reproduce another at home.

    • 01 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5BP
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    During this one-day class you will learn a 'speedy' leather or vegetarian ‘washable paper’ binding and then construct your own refillable journal with a mixture of papers, envelopes and pockets to suit you,  finished off  with a matching integral pencil and elastic closure. 

    This structure is ideal as a Travel Journal or Gardening Journal and would also make a fabulous Cookery Journal with places to pop all those quickly-jotted recipes from friends or the treasured notes from family. The choice will be yours on the day.

    Lots of appropriate cover papers will be available but if you have a special one in mind, please bring it along.

    • 19 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Cambridge Art Makers, Linton. CB21 4XN Please book through Cambridge Art Makers website.

     Book in a box. Learn how to make a hardbound, hand stitched, book and a beautiful matching slipcase to keep your book in.

    This is an ideal course for those who would like to start  bookbinding but may not be able to commit to the 5 week Beginning Bookbinding course, or those who wish to brush up their skills. We will be using locally made hand marbled papers for the end papers and to line the slipcases.  You will leave with the skills to reproduce this again at home. 

    All materials and equipment will be provided. 

    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Stapleford Granary CB22 5BP
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    The Sewn Boards Binding, brought to prominence by American binder Gary Frost,  is the subject of many conversations and variations and with good reason. As well as being an adaptation of ancient Ethiopian binding techniques it also looks 'bang up-to-date' with its crisp edges and streamlined opening ability. It is a great extension to existing binding skills and is also a very helpful starting point for new binders as it does not require the traditional casing-in process! As with other classes, this workshop is taught so that you can repeat at home.

    All equipment and materials required will be provided along with step by step demonstration and practice.

    Stapleford Granary has easy car parking.

    • 11 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Stoneman Press Pinkneys Manor, Mill Rd, Wimbish, Saffron Walden CB10 2XD
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    Slight controversy over the title of this binding as the inventor (Anne Goy) wishes it to be known as CrissCross Binding but let's not split hairs or threads. This one is a beauty combining the best of western and Japanese bindings resulting in a closed but exposed spine which lies flat when open; a very versatile book that can be used as a journal, sketchbook or even photograph album. 

    This workshop is suitable for everyone whether you are a beginner or are looking to learn a new technique. All equipment and materials will be provided along with step-by-step demonstration and practice.  

    Stoneman Press is Sue Jones'  wonderful art studio  it has easy parking,  but it is up one flight of stairs. Please do contact me if you need further information about accessibility.

    • 14 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Stapleford Granary CB22 5BP
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    Boxes! How we love boxes!

    During this class we will explore a variety of box options including stacking, dividing and alternative lids whilst also learning (through demonstration and practice) the all-important skills of cutting and covering. Although we will work to the same template there will be the opportunity to personalise with covering and lining materials. A beautiful selection of locally madePayhembury Marbled Papers will be available to choose from as well and co-ordinating buckram which is a sturdy book and box covering material.

    Participants will leave with one completed box along with materials, instructions and skills to extend the project into a ‘stack’.

    All equipment and materials will be provided along with step-by-step demonstration and practice.  

    Stapleford Granary has easy carparking.

     

    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Cambridge Art Makers Linton. CB21 4XN Please book through Cambridge Art Makers Website.
    • 6
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     Learn how to make your own journal with  a decoratively stitched leather or  ‘washable paper’ spine, which includes  space for an integral pencil or pen. This is  a beautiful, interesting and versatile book  structure that opens flat when in use.  There will be a variety of coloured  threads and a range of cover papers available to choose from including some locally made hand marbled paper.


    • 03 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Stapleford Granary, CB22 5BP
    • 2
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    We are delighted to return to Stapleford Granary where we found the room is just perfect for our marbling/binding day - running water, drying racks and high benches for comfortable binding!

    Kate Brett from Payhembury Marbled Papers will share her wealth of knowledge and experience during the morning when you will be able to design and produce your own 'marbles' and we will take some of that paper and have it dried, ready for you to produce a beautiful and versatile book structure in the afternoon.

    All materials and equipment will be available and to give you an idea of productivity, people made 20+ fabulous prints with plans for use - framed pictures and picture mounts, wrapping paper, book covering, card-making, boxes, lampshades and more.

    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Stapleford Granary, CB22 5BP
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    We are delighted to  have the opportunity for a whole day of marbling papers at  Stapleford Granary ,  the room is just perfect for our marbling day - running water, drying racks and plenty of work space.  

    Kate Brett from Payhembury Marbled Papers will share her wealth of knowledge and experience during the day. The day will start with coffee and a talk by Kate  covering the history of marbling,  followed by a hands- on session with plenty of demonstrations of different patterns and techniques and then an opportunity for you  to design and produce your own 'marbles'.

    All materials and equipment will be available and to give you an idea of productivity, people made 20+ fabulous prints with plans for using them for  - book covering, framed pictures and picture mounts, wrapping paper, card-making, boxes, lampshades and more.

Past events

02 Nov 2019 Miniature Books. Saturday November 2nd.
23 Oct 2019 Stacking Boxes Wednesday 23rd October
19 Oct 2019 *New Date* Creative Marbling and Binding with Kate Brett and Helen, Saturday October 19th
15 Oct 2019 Book and Page Repairs, with Doug Mitchell. Tuesday October 15th
12 Oct 2019 Quarter Bound Single Section Binding Saturday October 12th
05 Oct 2019 Secret Belgian Binding, Saturday October 5th
27 Sep 2019 Japanese - style Album. Friday September 27th
18 Sep 2019 Beginning Bookbinding (5 mornings) from Wednesday September 18th
16 Sep 2019 Beginning Bookbinding (5 Evenings) from Monday September 16th
14 Sep 2019 Cyanotypes and Bookbinding, Saturday, September 14th
07 Aug 2019 Stacking Boxes Wednesday 7th August
06 Aug 2019 *New Date* Book and Page Repairs, with Doug Mitchell. Tuesday August 6th
17 Jul 2019 *New* Book in a box. Wednesday July 17th
06 Jul 2019 Creative Marbling and Binding with Kate Brett and Helen, Saturday July 6th
24 Jun 2019 Diamond LongStitch Journal, Monday June 24th
08 Jun 2019 Cyanotypes and Bookbinding, Saturday, June 8
17 May 2019 Travel/Gardening Journal, Friday May 17
11 May 2019 Coptic Binding Saturday May 11th
27 Apr 2019 Creative Marbling and Binding with Kate Brett and Helen, Saturday April 27
06 Apr 2019 Stacking Boxes Saturday April 6th
20 Mar 2019 Beginning Bookbinding (5 mornings) from Wednesday March 20
23 Feb 2019 Case Bound Journal (std) Saturday February 23
02 Feb 2019 Stacking Boxes Saturday February 2
30 Jan 2019 Beginning Bookbinding (5 mornings) from Wednesday January 30
28 Jan 2019 Beginning Bookbinding (5 evenings) from Monday January 28
07 Nov 2018 Creative Marbling and Binding with Kate Brett and Edel, Wednesday, November 7
29 Oct 2018 Art & Craft of the Book, Monday October 29
27 Oct 2018 Book and Page Repairs Sat Oct 27
17 Oct 2018 Coptic Binding Wednesday October 17
11 Oct 2018 The Wrap (5 evenings) from Thurs, Oct 11
25 Sep 2018 The Shrigley Tuesday September 25
22 Sep 2018 Case Bound Journal (std) Saturday September 22
11 Aug 2018 Coptic Binding Saturday August 11
14 Jul 2018 Full Leather Case Bound Journal Saturday July 14
11 Jul 2018 Hand Sewn End Bands, Wednesday July 11
03 Jul 2018 Creative Marbling and Binding with Kate Brett and Edel, Tuesday July 3
23 Jun 2018 Paperback/Paper/Page Repair, Saturday June 23
05 Jun 2018 Box Making, Tuesday June 5
30 May 2018 Beginning Bookbinding (5 evenings) from Wed May 30
26 May 2018 **NEW**Drum Leaf Binding, Sat May 26
20 Apr 2018 **NEW** Sewn Boards Binding, Fri April 20
17 Apr 2018 Creative Marbling and Bookbinding with Kate Brett and Edel Hopkin
07 Mar 2018 Drop Back (Clamshell) Box, Wed, March 7
24 Feb 2018 Case Bound Journal (std) Sat Feb 24
19 Feb 2018 The Wrap (5 evenings) from Mon, Feb 19
12 Feb 2018 At the Cutting Edge, Mon Feb 12
27 Jan 2018 Box Making, Sat Jan 27
11 Jan 2018 Beginning Bookbinding (5 evenings) from Thurs Jan 11
18 Nov 2017 Case Bound Journal Sat Nov 18
14 Nov 2017 Coptic Binding Tues Nov 14
02 Nov 2017 Concertina Binding
01 Nov 2017 Single Page Loop Binding Wed Nov 1
21 Oct 2017 Full Leather Case Bound Journal Sat Oct 21
11 Oct 2017 Coptic Binding Wed Oct 11
23 Sep 2017 Boxes Sat Sept 23
13 Sep 2017 The Wrap (5 evenings) from Wednesday, September 13
11 Sep 2017 The Wrap (5 evenings) from Monday, September 11
07 Sep 2017 Beginning Bookbinding (5 evenings) from Thurs Sept 7
23 Aug 2017 Raised Bands Wed Aug 23
22 Jul 2017 Photograph Album Sat July 22
28 Jun 2017 Travel Journal Wed June 28
24 Jun 2017 Case Bound Journal Sat June 24
27 May 2017 Case Bound Journal Sat May 27
23 May 2017 Secret Belgian Binding Tues May 23
10 May 2017 Beginning Bookbinding (5 evenings) starting Wed May 10
22 Apr 2017 Case Bound Journal Sat April 22
05 Apr 2017 Artist's Sketchbook Wed April 5
25 Feb 2017 Book and Page Repairs Sat Feb 25
05 Feb 2017 The Art and Craft of the Book Sun Feb 5
01 Feb 2017 Beginning Bookbinding (5 evenings) starting Wed Feb 1
28 Jan 2017 Case Bound Journal Sat Jan 28
23 Jan 2017 Box Making Mon Jan 23
14 Jan 2017 Wedding Table Guest Memory Books
03 Dec 2016 Mill Road Winter Fair Sat Dec 3
26 Nov 2016 Making Winter Sat/Sun 26/27 Nov
19 Nov 2016 Case Bound Journal Sat Nov 19
17 Nov 2016 The Art of the Book Thurs 17 Nov
16 Nov 2016 *new* Book-in-a-Box Wed 16 Nov
02 Nov 2016 Beginning Bookbinding I (5 evenings) starting Wed 2 Nov
22 Oct 2016 Cloth Back Repairs Sat 22 Oct
06 Oct 2016 Beginning Bookbinding II (5 evenings) starting Thurs 6 Oct
06 Oct 2016 The Art of the Book Thurs 6 Oct
30 Sep 2016 *new* Limp Vellum-style Bindings Fri 30 Sept
27 Sep 2016 Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale Make Your Own Book - Tues 27 Sept
24 Sep 2016 Open Workshop - Sat 24 Sept
19 Sep 2016 Beginning Bookbinding I (5 mornings) starting Mon 19 Sept
27 Aug 2016 Open Workshop - Sat 27 Aug
16 Aug 2016 Raised Bands 1/4 Leather Tues 16 Aug
13 Aug 2016 Solander Box - Sat Aug 13
30 Jul 2016 Open Workshop - Sat July 30
16 Jul 2016 Paperback Repairs - Sat July 16
13 Jul 2016 Coptic Binding - Wed 13 Jul
25 Jun 2016 Open Workshop - Sat June 25
23 Jun 2016 Dos-a-Dos - Thurs 23 Jun
28 May 2016 Open Workshop - Sat May 28
07 May 2016 Hard Backed Journal - Sat May 7
30 Apr 2016 Slipcase and Box - Sat April 30
28 Apr 2016 Beginning Bookbinding (5 eve. classes) starting 28/4/16
18 Apr 2016 Beginning Bookbinding - April 18-22
12 Apr 2016 Japanese Album Binding - Tues April 12
07 Apr 2016 Case Bound Journal Thurs April 7
19 Mar 2016 Repairs/1 -Cloth Case - Sat March 19
15 Mar 2016 Limp Bindings - Tues March 15
13 Mar 2016 Coptic Binding - Sun March 13
27 Feb 2016 Hard Backed Journal
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