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IF YOU ...

  • are interested in how books are made
  • want to learn how to repair old books
  • want to make your own unique books
  • would like to explore contemporary materials and ideas for binding books
  • want to explore the historical development of books from different periods
    — how books were made
    — what materials were used
    — how books were decorated

Then join us at the Rawlins Bookbinding Class

Our Bookbinding Class is based at Rawlins College in Quorn, Leicestershire and has been going for over 30 years, taught for all that time by the same tutor.

For most of its existence it has been Local Authority funded as part of the Community College.

But now the Class has become a cooperative venture for members, although still based in Rawlins College.

What we've done during the COVID pandemic ...

As we are based in a college, we have  had to comply with college rules and, therefore, the College's Covid restrictions. This required us to move our meeting times from Monday evenings to Saturday morning to enable the College to undertake its cleaning and Covid sanitation processes during the week. We continued meeting on Saturdays for a few weeks initaially, then  had to suspend meetings when the school had to tighten its access rules.

Since Easter 2021 we have resumed our meetings on Saturdays and are planning  for the new session to start in September, when we will plan to split meetings between Monday evenings and Saturday mornings.