Full day workshop in a beautiful rural setting

10:00am – 4:30pm

Coffee, tea and biscuits and a Wasted Kitchen Lunch are included

Saturday, 26 February, 2022

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Saturday, 26 February, 2022 10:00 – 16:30

Making Double Section handbound Books is a great introduction to the principles of bookbinding, and allows new binders to continue to improve their work.

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

Coffee, tea and biscuits are included.

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.

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

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.

We’ll meet at Monkshill Refectory, a wonderful converted barn with views out to sea across the Swale estuary, close to Whitstable and Canterbury with peacocks roaming the farm buildings and kitchen garden.

Monkshill Refectory is a well ventilated venue with capacity for 20 socially distanced people, with up to 60 when restrictions are no longer required. Bindfulness workshops are limited to 8 places.

Monkshill Farm, Monkshill Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 9EH

Additional information

Dates and times

Saturday, 26 February, 2022 10:00 – 16:30, Sunday, 12 December, 2021 10:00 – 16:30