Bind A Book In A Day

Creative Learning |
29th June 2019

Tutor Sophie Martin | 10.30am – 4.30pm | £63

Make a simple, soft-backed book using different bookbinding techniques as well as a hard-backed book to take home for yourself or for a handmade gift.

What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?
You will be shown how to make a soft backed book using Japanese stab binding and simple pamphlet stitch and have the time to experiment individually with making some different versions for yourself with tutor guidance when needed. We will also make a hard backed book with multiple signatures.

By the end of the course/workshop you will:

  • Create books using pamphlet stitch and Japanese stab binding
  • Create a hard backed book with multiple signatures
  • Understand the use of various specific bookbinding terms such as stab bind, signature, pamphlet stitch and bone folder

What do I need to bring with me?
Any interesting pieces of paper or card that you have that you would like to incorporate into your books as covers or endpapers. Also, pieces of ribbon and thread if you like, there will be some of all of these available though so it is really only if you have a particular material you would like to use.

Are there any additional costs?
All materials and equipment are included.

About the tutor 
Sophie Martin is a local artist, illustrator and educator who specialises in lively pen and watercolour illustrations often drawn on location. She studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and has worked since as a freelance artist and illustrator undertaking numerous commissions and exhibiting locally and further afield as well as self-publishing a number of books. She has a PGCE in Post-compulsory education and has experience running creative workshops in many places including schools, colleges and for refugee groups in India and Nepal. You can see examples of her work on her website:

Sophie Martin


29th June 2019

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