Bookbinding Workshop


‘Yotsume Toji’ Bookbinding Workshop

Saturday 27th October


Learn how to make your very own hand-made notebook using the traditional Japanese technique of ‘yotsume toji’ (AKA stab-binding, which sounds more violent than it is). Run by the London Centre for Book Arts, a super cool open-access studio dedicated to preserving traditional book arts in the UK, this morning workshop will focus on four-hole bookbinding, a technique that involves folding and manipulating paper using specialist tools to create traditional book structures by hand.

The final product is yours to take home with you and can be used for anything from serious sketches to absent minded doodles. Bookbinding is hungry work, so there’s also the option of lunch in the Carousel restaurant after you’re done.


‘Concertina’ Bookbinding Workshop

Saturday 1st December


Learn how to make your very own hand-made notebook using the traditional Concertina bookbind. Run by the London Centre for Book Arts, a super cool open-access studio dedicated to preserving traditional book arts in the UK. This morning workshop -second in the LCBA’s series- will look into the Concertina method. This method was used for many early Greek texts, it is a folded structure made by simply folding a sheet of paper back and forth in page-width increments. Producing the accordion-fashion book involves folding and manipulating paper using specialist tools to create traditional book structures by hand.

The final product is yours to take home with you and can be used for anything from serious sketches to absent minded doodles. Bookbinding is hungry work, so there’s also the option of lunch in the Carousel restaurant after you’re done.


Casebound Notebook Workshop

Saturday 19th January


Learn the technique of case binding to make your very own hand-made notebook with The London Centre for Book Arts, a super cool open-access studio dedicated to preserving traditional book arts in the UK. In their third workshop at Carousel, LCBA will be covering the ins and outs of this traditional method - you’ll learn to fold and manipulate paper using specialist bookbinding tools and create a single section, cloth covered, case bound notebook with a foil blocked title.

The final product is yours to take home and can be used for anything from serious sketches to absent minded doodles. Bookbinding is hungry work, so there’s also the option of lunch in the Carousel restaurant after you’re done.


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