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Drum Leaf Binding Workshop

August 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Drum Leaf binding
In this full day workshop you will create a drum leaf binding with Bradel style covers. You will receive a kit with all the relevant materials and will be shown how to assemble the textblock and make a case to fit allowing the binding to lay flat. This style of book is perfect for binding printed content without paginating sections so a good technique to learn.

This is a practical workshop conducted online via Zoom. There is a limit of eight participants.


If you would like to attend please contact claireredfern@sky.com before 22 July, Claire will then contact successful applicants with details.  The course materials will be sent by post in time for the start of the course.

Drum Leaf binding detail

Tutor: Mylyn McColl

Mylyn has been working as a professional bookbinder and box maker for 15 years. She has studied fine binding and honed her craft within various trade binderies across the UK and is an active member within the bookbinding community. Mylyn now works from her small bindery in Wiltshire and is Principal Tutor for Bound by Veterans, she teaches to City & Guilds standards at a variety of venues as well as providing online tuition. She takes great pride and pleasure in creating and sharing this ancient craft.

Tools required

Cutting Mat
Craft knife or scalpel
Bone folder
Steel ruler (2 if possible)
Sharp pencil
Glue brush or roller set
Set square if possible
Apron or damp rag
Plenty of clean waste paper

Drum Leaf binding


August 21
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


SoB London & South Region