Workshops

Bookbinder Susan Green teaches short course classes in bookbinding and artist's books in Dorset. 

Updated 27 January: I'm sorry to say that my Spring Introduction to Bookbinding short course at Artisan Community Art Studio will not run, as Artisan has been given notice to quit their premises (the council intend to turn the space back in to a day centre). Artisan is looking for new premises and the possibility of me running bookbinding courses there in 2018 remains open. 

I am so sorry for the disappointment this causes, especially those of you who had already booked on the course. Please contact Artisan studio manager Pauline Stanley if you have any queries about your booking: artisanstudio1@gmail.com

I'm investigating running stand-alone afternoon workshops in or near Wimborne, where you could learn to make a variety of simple books to use as notebooks, sketchbooks or albums. If you are interested please email me: info@boundbyhand.co.uk

FEEDBACK: "Fantastic course, enjoyed it very much." "Very enjoyable... I loved my finished book."  "Good clear teaching and guidance and a nice supply of paper and threads provided." "Wonderful day... instructions clear and helpful... lots of positive encouragement"  

Book Making Workshop in Dorset with Susan Green

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 cartridge paper; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have 192 pages of cartridge paper, counted all sides. 'Slim' books have 96 pages. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books.

 SIZE HEIGHT WIDTH DEPTH
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 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
Miniature Journals

104 pages of 100gsm 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 heavy cartridge paper

A5 Medium Portrait TBC
A6 Small Landscape