Edel repairing pages

Edel repairing pages

Brignell Bookbinders offer a wide range of high-quality individual and group tuition. We offer workshops on Tuesday evening from 16.00-19.30 at our Gwydir Street bindery.

Saturday workshops are limited to small groups of people. Dates and themes are listed below. To book your place email barry@brignellbookbinders.com.

"I had some damaged and tatty books that needed repair, and pamphlets that I wanted to bind up. Barry's workshop was a great discovery, and I was surprised at how possible these projects, and others since then, have been under Barry's guidance. More than that, working with my hands and learning new skills has been very satisfying and fun."


"I have been coming to Tuesday evening workshops with Barry for just over three years and, having started as a complete beginner, have learned to rebind books, repair their spines, mend paper, and all sorts of other tasks. From day one, I was able to tailor the sessions to my own individual projects under Barry's expert guidance. He makes sure I do the work to the best of my abilities whilst being encouraging about my progress. As a collector of old books this has been a fantastic way to look after my collection whilst developing skills in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. I highly recommend it."


Tuition Dates

Saturday, January 27th 2018 - Box Making

Boxes are an integral part of book making whether for storage or presentation. In this class you will learn the basics of building and covering a range of styles and leave with a completed box materials to practice the second.

Saturday, February 24th 2018 - Case Bound Journal

Make your own hard-backed Journal and emboss it with a title or your name. A thrilling achievement in a day and a great gift if you can bear to put someone else's name on it! Combine this with the raised bands class and/or a box-making class for a truly special project.

Saturday, March 24th 2018 - Leather Binding

Take your bookbinding a step further and learn to do a full leather binding. You can make your own book block in advance (please request measurements) or work with one of our pre-made blocks. We will pare the leather and complete the case binding in the day to include simple cover decoration or titling.

Saturday, April 28th 2018 - Drum Leaf Binding

This adhesive binding is a perfect structure for printmakers, photographers, or anyone who wishes to present visual narratives with no sewing thread to interrupt the flow of imagery. Because a drum leaf book is not laid out in signatures but made of single-sided folios, the complexities of text layout are avoided.

Start 9.30am to 4.30pm. Price £95.00, (includes light refreshments but please bring your own lunch). There may be a small charge for some materials. Car parking available on site.

For alternative tuition dates at Brignell Bookbinders please go to www.edel.uk.net.