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London College of Communication
Taught by
A respected industry expert


This course, based in some of the best facilities in London, offers an introduction to bookbinding; perfect for those who have no experience in making handmade books, or those looking for a refresher. By the end of the course you will walk away with beautiful books you have made by hand.

You will explore various construction techniques using folded as well as single sheet pages and will learn four different sewing methods to produce different styles of books. You will follow a series of step-by-step practical demonstrations covering the basic principles of bookbinding techniques to build up confidence and skills in simple bookbinding.

Topics Covered

  • Basic principles of bookbinding
  • French-sewn Casebound book with cloth cover
  • Dissertation style binding - single sheet sewn book with paper cover
  • Oriental style binding - sewn with decorative stitch and limp cover
  • Coptic style book - exposed sewing on spine with hard cover

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Use four different sewing methods to produce different types of books
  • Create simple handmade books using various binding techniques
  • Turn you own imagery and text into one-off books or limited editions, perfect for portfolios or presents

Who Should Attend
Artists, designers and enthusiasts looking to produce professionally finished one-off or limited edition books


Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to go on and develop your Experimental Screenprinting course

Tutor Description

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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