Learn to make your own beautiful books
I teach classes in bookbinding designed so that you can produce great results at home using easily available tools and materials. You will also have the flexibility and confidence to experiment with your own ideas if this is something you'd like to do.
About our classes
The philosophy behind these classes is that you will be able to put your learning into practice at home, immediately and without the need to invest in major amounts of materials and equipment.
All equipment and materials will be provided along with step-by-step demonstration and practice. Although we use easily available tools and materials, pre-prepared kits will also be available if you want to practice immediately.
If you would like to put together your own group please email me.
A recent project
I was very fortunate to be asked by the David Parr House to design and make some unique books for their crowdfunding campaign which is now live, details of this can be found on their website. The finished books are in editions of 5 and all have coordinating slipcases. It was interesting to develop a stitching pattern that came from the original design and also an inlaid design. I am hoping that these will also lead to more advanced classes where you can develop your own unique designs.
On the advice of South Cambs District Council I am hoping that classes will be able to restart in mid May 2021.
Classes will continue to remain small to allow a suitable distance between everyone, also the windows will be open to allow adequate ventilation. If you have previously attended one of my classes you will be aware that everyone has their own individual tool kit and cutting mat, these are sanitised before all classes, any shared tools will be sanitised between uses and there will be plenty of hand sanitiser and anti bacterial wipes available. If you have any concerns or queries before committing to a class please do feel free to email me email@example.com to discuss these.
My handmade journals are now available to buy by clicking on the Online store. All the journals are made by me by hand and are individual one offs.
If you would like to discuss a commission please do email me, firstname.lastname@example.org I am able to make wedding albums and guest books, or other journals for those special occasions.