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ARGYLLSHIRE
  • Faith Shannon
    Corranbeg Workshops
    Ardfern
    by Lochgilphead
    Argyll
    PA31 8QN

    Courses will resume at the end of 2016, but will advise or talk to anyone with queries.

    t: 01852 500 600
    w: faithshannon.com

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BEDFORDSHIRE
  • Bedford Arts & Crafts Centre
    Raleigh House
    Bedford

    General Bookbinding & Repairs (for beginners and improvers)

    Thursdays twilight & evenings

    Tutor: George Davidson
    t: 01234 266510
    w: bedfordcraftscentre.co.uk

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE
  • Brignell Bookbinders
    Unit 4
    25 Gwydir Street
    Cambridge
    CB1 2LG

    t: 01223 321280
    w:
    brignellbookbinders.com


  • edelHANDMADEBOOKS
    One-to-one and group tuition in a wide range of bindings suitable for beginners as well as those with more advanced skills. Classes are held at Brignell Bookbinders or ArtWorks in Cambridge with parking available at both. Full details are on the website.

    Tutor: Edel Hopkin
    e: edel@edel.uk.net
    w: edel.uk.net

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CORNWALL
  • Learn Bookbinding
    Various one-day and half-day courses at venues in Cornwall and Devon. Courses are aimed at absolute beginners and those with intermediate skills. Also available to teach workshops in educational institutions; schools, colleges, universities etc. All tools and materials are provided.

    Tutor: Mandy Flockton
    t: 01598 711819
    w: learnbookbinding.co.uk


  • Perfect Bindings
    Workshops in traditional and contemporary book forms at arts centres and book festivals in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Full details on the website with new workshops added throughout the year.

    Tutor: Megan Stallworthy

    t: 07582 783965
    e: megan@perfectbindings.co.uk
    w: perfectbindings.co.uk

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CUMBRIA
  • Higham Hall
    Bassenthwaite Lake
    Cockermouth
    Cumbria
    CA13 9SH

    'Long Weekend' courses in all aspects of bookbinding.

    Full details on the website

    Tutor: Doug Mitchell

    t: 01768 776276
    e:
    booksurgeon@gmail.com


  • Dominic Riley and Michael Burke
    Low Wood House
    Low Wood
    Ulverston
    Cumbria
    LA12 8LY

    Full details on the website

    t: 015395 31161
    e: dom.riley@hotmail.com

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DEVON
  • Dartington Hall
    Totnes
    Devon
    TQ9 6EP

    Adult Education Courses run throughout the year in well equipped bindery. Details on the website.

    Tutor: Mary Bartlett

    t: 01803 847000
    e: mary.bartlett@dartington.org


  • Learn Bookbinding
    Various one-day and half-day courses at venues in Devon and Cornwall. Courses are aimed at absolute beginners and those with intermediate skills. Also available to teach workshops in educational institutions; schools, colleges, universities etc. All tools and materials are provided.

    Tutor: Mandy Flockton

    t
    : 01598 711819
    w: learnbookbinding.co.uk


  • Perfect Bindings
    Workshops in traditional and contemporary book forms at arts centres and book festivals in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Full details on the website with new workshops added throughout the year.

    Tutor: Megan Stallworthy

    t: 07582 783965
    e: megan@perfectbindings.co.uk
    w: perfectbindings.co.uk

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EDINBURGH
  • Owl & Lion
    66 West Port
    Edinburgh
    Scotland
    EH1 2LD

    Large range of bookbinding short courses.

    Tutor: Isabelle Ting

    w: owlandliongallery.com

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GLASGOW
  • Downie Allison Downie Ltd
    Unit H
    Purdon Street
    Partick
    Glasgow
    G11 6AF

    A range of one-day classes to suit different interests and abilities, run on various Saturdays throughout the year.

    Classes include: Beginner’s Class, Intermediate Class, Advanced Class, Box Making, Book Repair, and Coptic Binding.

    t:
    0141 339 0333
    e:
    mail@dadbookbinders.com
    w: dadbookbinders.com

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GWYNEDD

  • Plas Tan y Bwlch
    Environmental Studies Centre and Education Services
    Maentwrog
    Blaenau Ffestiniog
    LL41 3YU

    Bookbinding for Beginners
    12 - 14 February
    Price: £200 to £220
    This is a practical course with regular teacher demonstrations to provide step-by-step instruction. More information and a booking form can he found on the website.

    Tutor: Doug Mitchell

    t: 01766 772600
    e: plas@snowdonia-npa.gov.uk

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HAMPSHIRE

  • Southern Bookcrafts Club
    Winchester

    15th October                        
    Maureen Duk: End Papers                                                                

    6 types (Tipped on, sewn on, made, cloth/leather jointed, zigzag, ledger).

    19th November                   
    Maureen Duke: Illustrative Onlays

    Shapes or patterns from book illustrations.

    10th December                   
    Kate Holland: Edge Decoration

    From basic sprinkling and sponging through graphite, marbling, paste, gauffering and gold leaf.

    Each Training Day costs £35 (payable in advance) and there will be an additional charge of £5.00 per person payable at each session for materials etc.

    All courses take place at the club’s bindery in Winchester and run from 10:30 to about 16:00.

    Please contact the club treasurer, Jack Walters, for further information. The application form and detailed maps on how to find the bindery are on the Club’s website.

    t: 02380 266969
    e: jwalters@care4free.net
    w: sbookc.org.uk

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ISLE OF SKYE

LONDON

  • Central Saint Martins
    Central Saint Martins Short Courses
    Granary Building
    1 Granary Square
    King's Cross
    London
    N1C 4AA

    t: 020 7514 7015
    w: arts.ac.uk/csm


MORAY

  • Laura West
    Logie Estate
    Logie
    Forres
    IV36 2QN

    Leather Masterclass for Bookbinding/Boxmaking (alongside bookbinding and paper repair)
    25-27 April 2016

    Contact: Panny Laing

    t: 01309 611278
    e: panny@logie.co.uk
    w: logie.co.uk/courses

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NORFOLK

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
  • Northamptonshire County Council
    Knuston Hall
    Residential College
    Knuston
    Wellingborough
    Northants

    Long Weekend Courses:
    Bookbinding and Restoration

    Contact the College for a brochure or see their website

    Tutor: Doug Mitchell

    e: booksurgeon@gmail.com

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OXFORDSHIRE

  • Green's Books
    Drayton House Court
    Drayton St Leonard
    Oxford
    OX10 7BG

    Workshops
    A regular programme of workshops and events is held throughout the year. Workshops are usually in small groups of around four people, and give step-by-step tuition in various bookbinding and conservation techniques. Workshops are held at the studio in Oxfordshire and are led by Arthur as well as various guest lecturers. Tea/coffee, handouts and materials are included.

    2017 Programme
    Introduction to bookbinding, 4th March, £95. Tutor: Arthur Green.
    Fasciculing, 20th May, £95. Tutor: Arthur Green.
    Springback binding, 26th – 30th June (5 days), £475. Tutor: Arthur Green.
    Parchment Repair, 9th September, £95 (+£25 materials fee). Tutor: Arthur Green.
    Open Studio sessions:
    - Sunday 29th January
    - Sunday 26th February
    - Saturday 25th March
    - Sunday 30th April
    - Sunday 28th May

    Please see the website or contact Arthur for full detials:

    t: 07921457174
    e: arthur@greensbooks.co.uk
    w: greensbooks.co.uk
    fb: facebook.com/greensbooks

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POWYS

  • Alan Fitch
    A Binder of Books - A Teacher of Bookbindng
    (Formerly The Farthing Press & Bindery)
    Sarnau Farm
    Sarnau
    Llanymynech
    Powys
    SY22 6QJ

    • Residential or non-residential five-day Basic, Refresher / Repair & Leather Courses.

    • 2-Day Bookmaking Courses.

    No more than three students in any one week - allows for a very high level of individual tuition. All basic materials and tools are provided for all courses.

    t: 01938 590733
    e: abinderofbooks@gmail.com
    w: abinderofbooks.co.uk

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SHROPSHIRE
  • The Grange
    Grange Road
    Ellesmere
    Shropshire
    SY12 9DE

    Bookbinding Courses 2016 (with either Chris Rowlatt or Glenn Malkin)
    17th - 20th March Beginners Bookbinding (sorry this is now full)
    7th - 10th April - German Fine Paper (Edelpappband) Binding
    7th - 10th July - Bookbinding Improvers
    20th - 23rd October - Leather Quarter Binding

    The Letterpress Printing courses, with Ken Burnley and Jon Ward-Allen, run on the same dates as the bookbinding.

    Paper Marbling Courses 2016 with Jill Sellars
    22nd - 24th April
    23rd - 25th September

    t:  01691 623495
    e: rose@thegrange.uk.com
    w: thegrange.uk.com

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SOMERSET
  • Dillington House
    Ilminster
    Somerset
    TA19 9DT

    Bookbinding
    24th – 27th July
    For complete beginners to more experienced binders.
    Full details here.

    Course Tutor: Angela Sutton

    t:  01460 258 648
    w: dillington.com


  • Perfect Bindings
    Workshops in traditional and contemporary book forms at arts centres and book festivals in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Full details on the website with new workshops added throughout the year.

    Tutor: Megan Stallworthy

    t: 07582 783965
    e: megan@perfectbindings.co.uk
    w: perfectbindings.co.uk

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SUFFOLK

  • Field Studies Council
    Flatford Mill
    East Bergholt
    Suffolk

    General Bookbinding & Repairs(for beginners and improvers)
    Tutor: George Davidson

    t: 01206 298283
    w: field-studies-council.org

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SURREY

SUSSEX
  • Maureen Duke
    Fernbank
    Trotton
    Petersfield
    GU31 5ER

    One-to-one or one-to-two tuition at her home.
    Any technique of binding or restoration taught

    t: 01730 812 432
    e: contact

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WEST SUSSEX

  • The Old Rectory Adult Education College
    Fittleworth
    Pulborough
    W. Sussex
    RH20 1HU

    t:
    01798 865 306


  • West Dean College
    West Dean
    Chichester
    PO18 0QZ

    Short courses available in Bookbinding, Conservation and Calligraphy & Lettercutting.

    t: 01243 811 301  
    e: short.courses@westdean.org.uk
    w: westdean.org.uk

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WILTSHIRE
  • BINDING re:DEFINED
    Marden
    Wiltshire

    The aim of these workshops is to offer a solid grounding in alternative structures. There are also workshops in box-making, forwarding and basic bookbinding.

    Tutors: Lori Sauer, Benjamin Elbel and Monica Langwe

    t: 01672 851638
    e: bookbindingworkshops@gmail.com
    w: bookbindingworkshops.com


  • Salisbury Book Crafts
    This is an open-studio course catering for binders of all levels. Participants bring in their own projects and work at their own speed.

    There are three terms per academic year (October - May) with five sessions per term. We meet on Saturdays from 10am – 4pm at the Harnham Scout Hut, Lower Street, on the southern edge of Salisbury.

    Tutor: Lori Sauer, Fellow of Designer Bookbinders

    t: 01672 851 638
    e: contact
    w: salisburybookcrafts.com


  • Shepherds
    The Daffodil Barn
    Nursery Farm
    Woodborough
    Near Pewsey
    Wilts
    SN9 5PF

    Beginners’ courses and a range of masterclasses covering subjects ranging from gold finishing, to leather forwarding, boxmaking and sewing.

    t: 01672 851979
    w:
    bookbinding.co.uk/Course/Timetable.htm


  • Alan Winstanley
    372 Devizes Road
    Salisbury
    Wilts
    SP2 91Y

    Courses arranged as and when

    t: 01722 334 998

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AUSTRALIA



SWEDEN

  • Monica Langwe
    Kristinebergsgatan 11
    792 32 Mora
    Sweden

    Enrolments to: monica@langwe.se
    Information about workshops: langwe.se

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BEDFORDSHIRE
  • Bedford Arts & Crafts Centre
    Raleigh House
    Bedford

    General Bookbinding & Repairs (for beginners and improvers)

    Thursdays twilight & evenings

    Tutor: George Davidson
    t: 01234 266510

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BIRMINGHAM
  • Harborne Bookbinders
    We are a group of amateur bookbinders who meet, under the guidance of an experienced bookbinder, on Thursday evenings at Newman House, 29 Harrisons Road, Birmingham B15 3QR, during term time from 7-9pm.

    If you have never tried bookbinding or wish to improve your skills, do come and join us. Just bring along one of your own books which is in need of repair or, if you wish, you can start by making a notebook. All levels are catered for as we all work on our own individual projects.

    For details please contact:
    Sybil Jones
    t: 0121 454 2172

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE

CORNWALL
  • Bude Adult Continuing Education
    The Gregson Centre
    New Road
    Stratton
    Bude
    EX23 9AP

    All levels of Bookbinding

    t: 01288 356 629

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GLASGOW
  • Glasgow College of Building & Printing
    60 North Hanover Street
    Glasgow
    G1 2BP

    H.N.C in Print Media
    Fine Bookbinding and Repair

    t: 0141 332 9969
    website: glasgowmet.ac.uk

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LONDON
  • City Lit
    Keeley Street
    Covent Garden
    London
    WC2B 4BA

    t: 020 7492 2700 (Visual Arts Dept.)
    t: 020 7831 7831 (enrolment)
    w: citylit.ac.uk

  • Greenwich Community College
    Gordon School
    Craigton Road
    Eltham
    SE9 1QG

    t: 0208 850 9392
    w: gcc.ac.uk

  • The Institute (The Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute)
    11 High Road
    East Finchley
    London
    N2 8LL

    Tutors: Gene Mahon and Chris Damp

    t: 020 8829 4141
    f: 020 8829 4131
    e: office@hgsi.ac.uk
    w: hgsi.ac.uk

  • London College of Communication
    Elephant and Castle
    SE1 6SB

    Various bookbinding courses including an MA in 'Book Arts and Design'

    t:
    0207 514 6569
    f: 0207 514 6535
    w: lcc.arts.ac.uk

  • Morley College
    61 Westminster Bridge Road
    SE1 7HT

    Beginners and Advanced Bookbinding

    t: 0207 928 8501
    w: morleycollege.ac.uk

  • Richmond Adult Community College
    Clifton Centre
    Clifton Road
    Twickenham.
    TW1 4LT

    t: 020 8891 5907 (General Enquiries)
    t: 020 8843 7921 (Course Enquiries)
    f: 020 8332 6560
    e: info@racc.ac.uk
    w: racc.ac.uk

    Three terms of part-time classes structured around demonstrations, advice and individual tuition. All levels of experience are catered for and the emphasis is on traditional craftsmanship and quality.

    Tutor: Linda Harris

  • Studio Five
    The Mews 1st Floor
    46 - 52 Church Road
    Barnes
    SW 13 0DQ

    Studio 5 has a one year structured course in bookbinding from case binding through to full leather work.

    Structured week-long courses in most aspects of bookbinding and book arts.

    contact Mark Cockram
    t: 0208 563 2158
    e: studio5bookarts@aol.co.uk
    w: markcockrambooks.co.uk
    w: studio5bookbindingandarts.blogspot.com

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WORCESTERSHIRE
  • South Worcestershire College
    Albert Road North
    Malvern
    Worcestershire
    WR14 2YH

    Day classes on Wednesdays during term-time.

    t: 01684 565351
    w: sworcs.ac.uk

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WEST SUSSEX

  • West Dean College
    West Dean
    Chichester
    PO18 0QZ

    Graduate & Postgraduate Diplomas in the Conservation & Restoration of Books & Library Materials.
    Duration: 1 year
    Tutor: David Dorning
     
    t: 01243 818299  
    e: diplomas@westdean.org.uk
    w: westdean.org.uk

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