Bookbinding Evening Class

Posted on October 28, 2015 by Susan Green | 0 comments

Book making evening class with tutor Susan GreenWould you like to learn to make a variety of different bindings that you can use as journals, sketchbooks or scrapbooks, either for everyday use or to incorporate into your own artistic practice? Join me at my Spring 2016 Bookbinding evening class.

See what happened at last year's course over on the blog.

DATES: Thursday 21 April 2016 at 6:30 - 9pm for 6 weeks.

DETAILS: This course is suitable for absolute beginners or those with a little experience. It involves folding, measuring, cutting, glueing, sewing and choosing colour combinations. By the end of the course you'll have made at least 6 books to take home, you'll have a good grounding in a variety of book forms from different cultures and historical periods, and you'll have had fun and made some friends, too! 

WHAT TO BRING: I provide all tools, although you are welcome to bring your own favourites. Materials will be provided, but please also bring your own interesting papers to cover your books, such as quality wrapping paper, your own artwork, plant fibre paper, pages from old magazines, maps & books (the larger the better, but bring what you have and we can discuss what you might like to use during the course). 

VENUE: Artisan Community Art Studio. 1005 Wimborne Road, Moordown, Bournemouth BH9 2BS. Known as 'First Point Plus', the venue is opposite the Holly Tree Pub - please come down the slope, entrance on the right. Blue badge holders can park next to the entrance, other parking is available if you continue around the back. To arrive by bus use routes 4 and 2, alternatively route number 5 bus stops are 10 minutes walk away. Please feel free to bring a snack, drinks making facilities are available. The venue is wheelchair accessible 

FURTHER INFO: Please email tutor Susan Green: or call 07748 759 371

TO BOOK: Please book directly with lead artist & venue director Pauline Stanley by calling 07729 829 209 or email or download & post the booking form here (workshop title is Bookbinding Evening Class).

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Size Guide
Memory Books, Guest Books, Condolence Books, Journals and Sketchbooks

All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy paper & spacers for inclusions; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have Mohawk Superfine Smooth 118gsm paper, usually 192 pages unless otherwise indicated in the product listing. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books, speciality artists' papers on request.

A4 Large Portrait 12 inches or 305 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A4 Large Landscape 8.5 inches or 215 mm 12 inches or 305 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Landscape 6 inches or 155 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Portrait 8.5 inches or 215 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1.5 inches or 35 mm
A6 Small Landscape 4.5 inches or 114 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
Miniature Journals

96 pages of Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper

 One Size 3 inches or 76 mm 2.25 inches or 60 mm 20 mm or 0.75 inches
Simple Wrap Journals

60 pages of 130 gsm paper

 One Size 6 inches or 148 mm approx.  4.5 inches or 108 mm approx. 20 mm or 0.75 inches
Paperback Notebooks

With Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper

 A4 Large 297 mm or 11.5 inches approx. 205mm or 8.25 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 145 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 56 pages
A6 Small  150 mm or 6 inches approx. 100 mm or 4 inches approx. 48 pages
A7 Pocket 106 mm or 4.25 inches approx. 72 mm or 2.75 inches approx. 40 pages
Accordion Books

8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper

A5 Medium Portrait TBC
A6 Small Landscape