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Bookbinding Taster Day

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Leeds Print Workshop

130 Vicar Lane

Leeds

LS2 7NL

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On this one day workshop you will learn how to use the tools, materials and techniques to get you started in bookbinding. You’ll make books from scratch to take away with you, and gain the knowledge to keep making books at home.
Bookbinding is great for creating notebooks, sketchbooks, albums or books which are art objects in themselves.

What experience do I need?

No prior experience of bookbinding is required for this workshop. You'll learn the basics and will gain an understanding of different techniques in bookbinding. The workshop would be great for anyone with a creative practice that can be enhanced by bookbinding skills, but this is guaranteed to be a fun day for anyone!

What will I make?

You will make at least three different kinds of book from scratch; these will include pamphlet stitch, stab binding, and a hardcover book.

Who is my tutor?

Joanna Wilkinson has been making books for over 5 years and sells them at various art book fairs in the UK and internationally. Her practice is mainly illustration, and she loves telling a story through bookbinding too. She uses printing, collaging, analogue/slow photography and sometimes even old style colouring techniques like felt tips in her work! Joanna's books usually use Leporello fold and Japanese stab stitch as they enable the reader to experience a story rather than just turn a page.

Do I need to bring anything?

All of the tools and equipment needed to make your books will be provided, along with a standard selection of coloured and cartridge paper.

If you have any paper of your own that you think would make an interesting book, please bring that along. You may also bring along any bookbinding tools that you have already to use alongside what we have in the workshop (ruler, craft knife, pencil etc.)

If I can't attend can I get a refund?

We will refund you in full if you cancel no less than 14 days before the start of the first session of the course, after which no refunds will be issued. Once booked, you cannot transfer to another course.

What if the course is cancelled?

We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason (for example, insufficient bookings or adverse weather conditions). We will endeavour to give at least 7 days notice if the course is cancelled and in the event of cancellation we will, of course, issue you a full refund.

Accessibility

Our aim is to bring printmaking to as many people as possible but, due to the nature of the building, Leeds Print Workshop is not wheelchair accessible. There is a step up into the building and four steps down to the toilets, and no accessible toilet facilities. Should you have any questions, or wish to discuss accessibility before booking, please don't hesitate to email us at hello@leedsprintworkshop.org

Please note: we regret that, for safety reasons, only those over the age of 16 will be permitted to undertake the course.


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