Quarter bound Hardcover Bookbinding Workshop


A bookbinding workshop in Faversham

Saturday, 17 February 2024

10:00am – 4:30pm

Alexander Centre Faversham ME13 8NZ 

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Saturday, 17 February 2024

10:00am – 4:30pm

Alexander Centre Faversham ME13 8NZ 

In this one day workshop we’ll make hard cover books with 96 pages.  We’ll begin by sewing a book block using unsupported French link stitching with waxed linen binder’s thread.  We’ll construct a made to measure hard board cover with decorative paper featuring the contrasting spine of book cloth that gives the Quarter binding its name.

You will learn about bookbinding techniques and tools.  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 and techniques, you will learn a repeatable process that can be practised at your kitchen table. Your day 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.

You’ll take away your handbound book, new skills, and the wonderful feeling of well-being that a whole day of working creatively offers.

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.