Concertina Bookbinding Workshop


A bookbinding workshop in Faversham

Saturday 1 June 2024

10:00am – 4:30pm

Alexander Centre Faversham ME13 8NZ 

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Saturday 1 June 2024

10:00am – 4:30pm

Alexander Centre Faversham ME13 8NZ 

Make a variety of concertina books in this one day workshop. Also known as accordion or leporello, these beguiling zigzag shapes will allow us to explore the folded book.  We will make books with a simple fold, pockets, and double leaves. Pamphlet Stitching will be introduced, introducing a further dimension to this versatile book form.

We will look the importance of paper grain and how to fold, and cover your books to create useful and beautiful books using basic tools. Your day of making includes all materials, including paper, board, various decorative papers, bookcloth,  and adhesive to make your own uniquely designed books. Tools are provided for use on the day.

You’ll take away your unique handbound books, new skills, and the satisfaction and well-being that the investment of time into working creatively brings.

Cover materials will vary. Books shown are indicative of the book style only.

All day bookbinding class in Faversham

Coffee, tea and biscuits are included

Limited to 8 places

In the workshop you will learn about:

The selection of materials
Paper grain
Sewing techniques
Cover preparation
Some common bookbinding tools and how to use them safely

Interested in this workshop, but can't make the date?


Classes are taught through practical demonstrations and supported hands on work. Image is to demonstrate the style of book only. Papers and materials will vary.