Sunday, 22 August 2021 10am – 4:30pm

All day workshop in a beautiful rural setting

A Wasted Kitchen lunch, coffee, tea and biscuits are included

Limited to 8 places

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Sunday, 22 August 2021 10am – 4:30pm




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.




You will make a flatback A5 book with blank or dot grid paper pages. You will fold sections, hand sew a book block, add endpapers, reinforce the spine and “case-in”, or cover your book in the Quarter bound style.

You will learn (or revisit) beginning bookbinding techniques.  We will look at the importance of paper grain and how to fold, sew, and cover your book. All materials will be provided for your afternoon of making, including paper, board, various decorative papers, bookcloth, linen thread and adhesive to make your own uniquely designed book. Tools are provided for use on the day.

A Wasted Kitchen lunch, coffee, tea and biscuits are included.

You’ll take away your unique handbound book, 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
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.

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