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Bookbinding: A one-day workshop for beginners...

will be held at Rawlins Academy in Quorn on Saturday 14th September, 10am - 4pm, at a cost of only £35*. If you are interested in this fascinating creative craft and you would like to know more about this course, then please check our website at:

To find out more about the Basic Bookbinding Skills Workshop, explore the various topics below by clicking on them.

If you wish to book then follow the link below Enrolling on the Workshop.

About the Workshop

This basic bookbinding skills Workshop takes place over 6 hours on a single Saturday. Participants are shown how to construct a book using simple, but traditional, materials and techniques and undertake activities to practice the main principles of bookbinding and learn how books are constructed. This includes using tools and equipment safely.

At the end of the workshop, participants will have made their own book and acquired sufficient skills and knowledge to help decide whether they want to go further — making their own books at home or joining a course or group to extend their skills.

Skills and techniques covered

The purpose of this workshop is to produce a flat-back book  that you will take home at the end of the day.

This book will be a full-bound, case-binding, with tipped-on endpapers. You will link-stitch the plain paper — which will have a deckled-edge — to make the sections for your book. You will learn about paper grain direction and how to produce mitred corners as part of this project. These are all important basic bookbinding skills

All the materials necessary for the project will be provided.

What you need to bring

On the day you will be given access to all of the equipment and materials you will need for the Workshop.

If you have simple tools: bone folder, ruler, scissors, etc you can bring them with you - but if not - all necessary equipment will be provided.

In addition, we provide water, tea and coffee, as refreshment but for those who eat lunch, you will need to bring your lunch with you.

There will not be time to leave the premises at lunchtime.

Date and time

Saturday 14th September, 10am – 4pm


The Art Room, Rawlins Community College, Quorn.

Full details will be sent prior to the event.


The workshop will be led by Nick Wells, a professional bookbinder with extensive experience of teaching, including successfully running numerous one-day workshops like this one. Nick's CV


The total cost of the days tuition, including use of equipment, costs of the materials you will require, and light refreshments is £35.

This cost has been kept low thanks to the generosity of Rawlins Community Trust,who have kindly awarded us funding to encourage people to take up this learning opportunity.

Enrolling on the Workshop
To contact us please follow this link and compete the REGISTRATION FORM

Then, to secure your place on the Workshop, you must make your payment  by BACS transfer to our account.

(details will be provided when you signal your intention to take part).