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Vintage bookbinding Press
Vintage bookbinding Press
Vintage bookbinding Press

A5 Hardback Bookbinding Workshop

£0.00 Per Person
DATE: Fri 29th Oct
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Class Places Available: 3 / 5

Learn traditional bookbinding techniques and make your own beautiful A5 hardback book with cloth spine and Japanese paper cover, filled with quality Fabriano paper.

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In an easy relaxed way Ken will guide you through making a bookblock, a cover and finally how to bring them together to make a beautiful A5 book with cloth spine and Japanese paper cover filled with quality Fabriano paper.

What will I learn?

During this workshop you will learn about paper grain, folding, collating and stitching together the pages to make a bookblock, before tackling the case (cover) and finally binding the two together. Not only will you leave with a beautiful A5 multi section hardbound book that can be used as a journal or sketchbook, you will also take home the skills to make many more at your kitchen table. No previous experience necessary.

What do I need to bring?

The cost of the workshop covers all the materials required as well as tea, coffee, soft drinks etc.

Aprons are available for you to use however, as glue is involved, you may wish to wear clothes that can get messy!

Lunch is not provided – please feel free to bring your own (there is a fridge you are welcome to use).  There are also a number of shops and cafes a short walk away.

Don’t forget your reading glasses if you need them as there is a lot of close up work.

About your tutor

Ken Futers graduated in Textiles and after a long and successful career in retail and customer support started Books n Boxes in 2011. Completely self taught in bookbinding Ken has gone on to teach hundreds of students.


Entrance is via the Inspire Makers shop. The workshop space is on the ground floor, however there is a step up from the shop to the back rooms. As it is a Grade II listed building, some doorways and spaces are narrow and may not be suitable for wheelchair users.

Please contact us before booking if you have any physical limitations which might impede your participation in and enjoyment of the class.

How to Book

Please read our Workshop Terms and Conditions – which includes our Cancellation Policy – and our Workshop FAQs before booking.

Please note: you must be over 16 years of age to attend this class.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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