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Michael Burke: Buried Alive! Books Unearthed in Our Time

The Portico Library 57 Mosely St, Manchester, United Kingdom

With Michael Burke, bookbinder and specialist in ancient and medieval bindings This lecture tells three stories of extraordinary ancient books that were lost for centuries and then found again. All...

£6

Louisa Boyd: Artist’s book with paper cut details

Community Centre, Kelsall Chester Road, Kelsall

In this workshop we will make a complete miniature artist's book, using a concertina structure. It will involve working with an original print (provided) for the interior pages, adding a...

£30

Glenn Malkin: The Alternative Bradel Binding

Community Centre, Kelsall Chester Road, Kelsall

The Bradel binding is a version of a case binding used extensively on the continent. However, there appear to be several approaches to its construction including this fabulous one where...

£30

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:...

£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...

£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...

£30

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...

£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...

£30