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Helen Golding Miller: The Step or Stacker Box

Community Centre, Kelsall Chester Road, Kelsall

This 'Step-box' can be made in any size but great accuracy is required. We will construct a four-sided 'Step-box', complete with four trays and a lid.  Materials: £12 Tools list: please bring along your usual tool kit, but the following will be required: cutting mat, craft knife, propelling pencil, ruler, straight edge, set square, bone/Teflon...

£30

Richard Nichols: Conservation of a Medieval Psalter

The Portico Library 57 Mosely St, Manchester, United Kingdom

How to rebind a precious medieval book that has been badly bound and what you discover in the process. With Richard Nichols, an independent book conservator, who has spent 44 years working in Archive Services and Record Offices This talk will give a fascinating insight into the world of book repair and conservation from a...

£6

Mylyn McColl: Exposed butterfly stitch binding

Community Centre, Kelsall Chester Road, Kelsall

Sponsored by our national O&E Group In this two-day workshop Mylyn will demonstrate a contemporary twist to the classic butterfly stitch. You will learn how to create your own cloth tapes to lace into the boards. We will then cover the boards in paper or cloth before Mylyn guides you through the decorative stitch itself,...

£30

Barry Clark – Beginners’ workshop: Creating a hand-sewn leather journal

The Portico Library 57 Mosely St, Manchester, United Kingdom

Leather has long been the premier material for book covers. In this workshop with local bookbinder Barry Clark we will combine this ancient material with two traditional sewing methods - long stitch and link stitch. It requires no glue as the folded paper sections are sewn direct to the cover. Holes are punched into the...

£80

Ruth Brown: Traditional Japanese pouch book

Community Centre, Kelsall Chester Road, Kelsall

In this workshop we’ll be making a Japanese pouch book using traditional techniques and a mix of traditional and modern materials. This elegant book utilises an inner binding for strength and to aid longevity, as well as a beautiful, sewn, outer binding and corner caps. In addition to the pouch book we will make samples...

£30

A regional visit to our Anniversary Exhibitions in Manchester

Community Centre, Kelsall Chester Road, Kelsall

As part of our regional celebrations of our 50th anniversary we are curating two exhibitions at Manchester Central Library: one of design bindings, and one featuring work created at our regional workshops. We will visit both exhibitions and also be treated to a display of private press books from the Library’s extensive collection. Please book...

£30

Barry Clark – Beginners’ workshop: A Bookbinding Workshop with a difference!

The Portico Library 57 Mosely St, Manchester, United Kingdom

An opportunity to get creative making a variety of ingenious, fun and useful items. Working with local bookbinder Barry Clark you will re-create the almost forgotten milkman’s Magic Wallet; the Turkish Map Fold (a way to present a whole page image in a small and attractive format); the Pop-Up invitation/greetings card for those special occasions...

£80

Louisa Boyd: Bookbinding and Beyond

The Portico Library 57 Mosely St, Manchester, United Kingdom

Louisa trained in Embroidery (BA (Hons) from MMU), making sculptures using sewn bookbinding structures as her final outcomes. Her artistic career since has seen her working with painting, print and sculpture, but her continued interest in the tradition of bookbinding has been integral to developing her portfolio. Between 2010 and 2014 Louisa undertook training from...

£6

Dominic Riley – Creating a Fine Binding: the Kelmscott Chaucer

Manchester Central Reference Library St Peter's Square, Manchester, United Kingdom

William Morris founded his Kelmscott Press in 1890 in order to save the fine art of hand printing in Britain. When in 1896 his last book, the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, was published, it was universally hailed as the greatest book of the age. It is a huge book, with illustrations by Burne Jones and...

Free