Bookbinding – Make an “Open Spine” Book

Tutor: Kate Bowles

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

← Back to search

NEW

Kate Bowles makes handbound books using recycled papers and fabric. Join her to make your own simple open-spine book. During this one-day workshop you will be introduced to the heritage craft of bookbinding and create a simple open-spine book using traditional and not so traditional methods.

Kate will guide you through the methodical process of creating a book from scratch. All abilities are welcome.

Please note there is a £5 material charge payable on the day.

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

All the required materials to create your book will be provided, but do please bring along any special papers or fabrics that you would like to include in your books.

Related Courses

NEW

Pop-Ups - The Mechanics of Folding Paper Sculpture

Sat, 12 May 2018 - Sun, 13 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Designing pop-ups is a fun and fascinating process. Join leading pop-up designer, Duncan Birmingham, and learn to make a range of pop-up paper creations that might be used to make unique cards, be...

£150

Info & Book

All Levels

5 spaces available

Papercutting for Christmas

Thu, 22 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This relaxed, festive workshop, Papercutting for Christmas, will cover the basics of papercutting, including scalpel technique, practicing shapes, lines and curves, and understanding simple design techniques. More advanced aspects such as colour infills...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

10 spaces available

View all bookmaking-journaling courses

View all paper-based-creativity courses