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."

Chip

"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."

Mark


Tuition Dates

Sat, May 27th 2017 - Rounded and Backed Journal

Make your own hard-backed Journal, Album or Sketchbook (typically about 21cm square but you can specify your own size) 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.

Sat, June 24th 2017 - Rounded and Backed Journal

Make your own hard-backed Journal, Album or Sketchbook (typically about 21cm square but you can specify your own size) 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.

Sat, July 22nd 2017 - Photograph Album

This beautiful 20cm x 15cm album will hold up to 40 single 5x7 photographs on 20 acid-free pages (black or white).

You can choose one of our marbled papers and use a matching bookcloth or you can make a fully personalised book by bring your own paper. If you have a fabric you would like to use, please email to discuss viability. The finishing touch will be adding an occasion, date or personal name to the cover. A treasure!

Sat, Sept 23rd 2017 - 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 two completed projects

Sat, Oct 21st 2017 - 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 (A5 or less) 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. There will be an extra £10 charge for leather on this class. New photos to follow!

Sat, Nov 18th 2017 - Diary (or similar) Binding

Bring your favourite diary style (up to 5) and bind and personalised them, making great gifts for Christmas and the New Year.


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.