SoB/DB Joint Workshops 2021-22

Ivan Salcedo
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Society of Bookbinders > Education > SoB/DB Joint Workshops 2021-22

2020-2021 Programme

In conjunction with Designer Bookbinders the Society organises an annual series of weekend workshops. These workshops offer structured, intensive learning from established teachers and are designed to stress the ‘hands-on’ approach where students complete a structure or technique following demonstrations from the teacher. The size of each workshop is limited to allow students to benefit from individual attention.

SoB/DB 2020/2021 season Joint Workshops. Final UPDATE


It is with great reluctance that we have decided to cancel the  20/21 season of Joint Workshops. As you will be aware Government guidelines suggest that only after 21 June will more than six people be allowed to gather together indoors. All our planned sessions are before this date. We aim to re-establish the whole programme of six workshops during the 21/22 season.


We will work to see if it will be possible to run the  three workshops already twice postponed from 2019 over this coming summer. For clarity we refer to Contemporary Paper Conservation Binding with Kathy Abbott, Conservation Enclosures with Anne-Marie Miller and Paper Cut Drum-Leaf Artists’ Book with Kip Perdue and Mark Cochram. Dates and venues will follow as soon as possible.


A final plea – if anyone who has paid for a workshop and has, or has not, advised me they are due a refund but has not yet been refunded, would you please contact me asap. We shall start afresh for the next season with costs of £185.00 for DB/SoB members and £205.00 for non-members.


Stay safe and let us hope for a successful next season.

Sarah Burns & Nesta Davies

Registration Form


Registration Form

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Click on the icon below to view / download a PDF version of the Joint Workshops Registration Form that you can print out and fill in.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Registration will only take place on receipt of full course fees
  2. The fee does not include local accommodation or travel
  3. A charge for materials will be payable on the day
  4. Participants from overseas. It is possible to pay online by PayPal. Please contact the team first to confirm that a place is available on the workshop by emailing:
  5. Full details of the venue and a list of equipment and tools to bring will be sent out nearer the time
  6. Cancellation policy If you cancel your booking up to 30 days prior to the workshop you will get a refund minus a 25% administration fee Cancellation within 30 days will incur a 50% administration fee However, you are able to send a proxy with no administration fee In the event of a cancellation the first person on the waiting list for a given workshop will be offered a place
  7. The organisers reserve the right to change the location and date of the workshop or to cancel the workshop, in which case you will be offered a full refund or, if you choose, a place on any re-scheduled workshop
  8. By registering, you accept that none of the Society of Bookbinders, Designer Bookbinders, the organisers, the landlords of the premises where the workshops take place, nor the workshop leaders accept any liability for loss, damage, personal injury or consequential damages