Introduction to Bookbinding

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SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER 2016

11am – 4pm

@ The Create Place

29 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ

Join us for this exciting workshop and learn how to make three different book structures: a concertina book, a 4-hole stab binding and a single section case binding. You will learn about basic bookbinding techniques, including folding, making endpapers, sewing, covering and casing in. We will go through all the different tools and materials we will be using as well as the importance of grain direction. At the end of the class you will leave with three beautiful books and a handout with instructions to enable you to work on your own projects at home! This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for those who need a refresher.

Tutor: Lina Avramidou

Fee: £65 (includes materials and refreshments)

Book your place here!

JAPANESE STAB BINDINGS + WRAPAROUND FOLDER

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@ The Create Place

29 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ

SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2016

11.00 am – 16.00pm

In this workshop participants will make three handmade books using different Japanese sewing techniques: the 4-hole binding, the noble binding and the tortoise-shell binding. We will also be making a traditional bookcloth covered wraparound case that folds up to enclose the books. Japanese stab binding is a great method of binding together single pages with your artwork, photography or writing or making beautiful sketchbooks and notebooks. All materials will be provided and no previous experience is required.

Tutor: Lina Avramidou

Fee: £65 (includes materials and refreshments)

Click here to book a place!

Multi-section Case Binding //October Workshop//

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SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 2016
11.00 am – 4.00 pm

@ The Create Place
29 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ

This workshop will take you through the different stages of making a multi-section handbound book with hard cover, including folding, making endpapers, stitching, spine lining, covering and casing in. You will learn about paper grain, bookbinding cloths, and different bookbinding tools. You will take home your finished book which can be used as a sketchbook, notebook or journal. All materials will be provided and no previous bookmaking experience is required.

Tutor: Lina Avramidou

Fee: £65 (includes materials and refreshments)

Click HERE to book a place!

Long Stitch & Buttonhole Stitch Bindings //September Workshop//

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SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2016

11am – 4pm

@ The Create Place

29 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ

In this exciting new workshop you will learn how to make two beautiful non-adhesive books structures: the Long Stitch and the Buttonhole Stitch bindings. Both bindings have exposed decorative sewing on the spine and lots of potential in terms of materials selection, colour combinations, stitching and decorating techniques. They open completely flat which makes them ideal to use as sketchbooks, notebooks, photo albums or to incorporate your own artwork or writing.

You will learn about different bookbinding tools, materials and techniques, including identifying the grain-direction in paper and card, folding signatures, making covers, creating spine cutouts, experiment with different sewing methods. The workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience in bookbinding.

Tutor: Lina Avramidou

Fee: £65 includes materials and refreshments

Book your place here!

INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING //JULY WORKSHOP//

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SUNDAY 17 JULY 2016

11am – 4pm

@ The Create Place

29 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ

Join us for this exciting workshop and learn how to make three different book structures: a concertina book, a 4-hole stab binding and a single section case binding. You will learn about basic bookbinding techniques, including folding, making endpapers, sewing, covering and casing in. We will go through all the different tools and materials we will be using as well as the importance of grain direction. At the end of the class you will leave with three beautiful books and a handout with instructions to enable you to work on your own projects at home! This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for those who need a refresher.

Tutor: Lina Avramidou

Fee: £65 (includes materials and refreshments)

Book your place here!

Multi-section Case Binding //June Workshop//

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SUNDAY 19 JUNE 2016
11.00 am – 4.00 pm

@ The Create Place
29 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ

This workshop will take you through the different stages of making a multi-section handbound book with hard cover, including folding, making endpapers, stitching, spine lining, covering and casing in. You will learn about paper grain, bookbinding cloths, and different bookbinding tools. You will take home your finished book which can be used as a sketchbook, notebook or journal. All materials will be provided and no previous bookmaking experience is required.

Tutor: Lina Avramidou

Fee: £65 includes materials and refreshments

Click here to book a place!

Coptic Binding & Slipcase //May Workshop//

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SUNDAY 15 MAY 2016
11.00 am – 4.00 pm

@ The Create Place
29 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ

In this workshop you will learn how to make a Coptic bound book and a protective slipcase. The Coptic binding is a historical, non- adhesive structure, still popular today for its flexible and beautiful format. It has hard covers and exposed sewing on the spine and opens perfectly flat which makes it ideal to use as a notebook, sketchbook, photo album or to incorporate your own artwork or writing. You will learn how to prepare the covers and sections and sew the book together. In the second half of the workshop, we will be making a bookcloth covered slipcase designed to fit the Coptic book. The slipcase is an open-edged box that leaves the spine visible while protecting the book. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience in bookbinding.

Tutor: Lina Avramidou

Fee: £65 includes materials and refreshments

Click here to book a place!

Japanese Bindings & Wraparound Case

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@ The Create Place

29 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ

SUNDAY 17 APRIL 2016

11.00 am – 16.00pm

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to make three handmade books using different Japanese sewing techniques: the 4-hole binding, the noble binding and the tortoise-shell binding. We will also be making a traditional bookcloth covered wraparound case that folds up to enclose the books. Japanese stab binding is a great method of binding together single pages with your artwork or writing or making beautiful sketchbooks and notebooks. All materials will be provided and no previous experience is required.

Tutor: Lina Avramidou

Fee: £65 (includes materials and refreshments)

Click here to secure your place!

INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING **MARCH WORKSHOP**

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SUNDAY 13 MARCH 2016

11am – 4pm

@ The Create Place

29 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ

Join us for this exciting workshop and learn how to make three different book structures: a concertina book, a 4-hole stab binding and a single section case binding. You will learn about basic bookbinding techniques, including folding, making endpapers, sewing, covering and casing in. We will go through all the different tools and materials we will be using as well as the importance of grain direction. At the end of the class you will leave with three beautiful books and a handout with instructions to enable you to work on your own projects at home! This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for those who need a refresher.

Tutor: Lina Avramidou

Fee: £65 (includes materials and refreshments)

Book your place here!

Coptic Binding & Slipcase //February Workshop//

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SUNDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2016
11.00 am – 4.00 pm

@ The Create Place
29 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ

In this workshop you will learn how to make a Coptic bound book and a protective slipcase. The Coptic binding is a historical, non- adhesive structure, still popular today for its flexible and beautiful format. It has hard covers and exposed sewing on the spine and opens perfectly flat which makes it ideal to use as a notebook, sketchbook, photo album or to incorporate your own artwork or writing. You will learn how to prepare the covers and sections and sew the book together. In the second half of the workshop, we will be making a bookcloth covered slipcase designed to fit the Coptic book. The slipcase is an open-edged box that leaves the spine visible while protecting the book. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience in bookbinding.

Tutor: Lina Avramidou

Fee: £65 includes materials and refreshments

Click here to book a place!