SoB/DB Joint Workshops 2022-23

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2022-2023 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.

We’re delighted to be offering our 2022/23 series of DB/SoB Joint workshops and would like to say a big thank you to the tutors and all of you who have been so patient during the often-changed programme dates during the last year. We hope very much that our plans can go ahead.

DB/SoB Joint Workshops – 2022-23

Hooray! The new series of weekend workshops organized by DB and SoB is now in place and available to book.
These workshops offer structured, intensive learning from established teachers in a friendly and cooperative environment and cater for a range of abilities.
Course fees for each workshop are £185 for members of either Society, and £205 for non-members.

Full details are on the Societies’ Websites and here’s a quick glimpse of the series line-up. For more information or to book a place contact

Limp Vellum Binding
22-23 October 2022
Tutor: Gene Mahon,
Kelsall Community Centre, CW6 0SB

Fill that Page! A bookbinders Guide to Creative Design Practice
5-6 November 2022
Tutor: Sue Doggett
Corsely, Wiltshire  BA12 7PA

Tight Back Spine removal 
4-5 February  2023
Tutor: Peter Spain
Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5JL

Perfect sewing, rounding, backing and spine lining
4-5 March 2023
Tutor: Kathy Abbott
Daffodil Barn, Wiltshire , SN9 5PF

Airbrush, masking & decorative spray techniques
1-2 April 2023
Tutor: Glenn Malkin
Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2NH

Magnetic Boxes
3-4 June 2023
Tutor: Gillian Stewart
Glasgow, G40 2AA

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