A nine week course in bookbinding taught by Ina Baumeister. Students will have the opportunity to learn hand bookbinding techniques including multi section binding, exposed spine books, Japanese style binding and slipcase making. There will also be a chance to develop a personal project in the latter stages. The course will be for a maximum of eight students and will be run at Book Works Studio.

Course dates:
Mondays from 20 September to 15 November, 2021

Time: 6.30–9.00 pm.
Cost: £260 per student
Contact details: jan@staging.bookworks.org.uk


Week 1

Introduction to the course with examples of work that will be produced over the 9 weeks.

Demonstration of different tools and types of material.Two types of single-section pamphlet binding.


Multi-section case binding, Part I. Folding, sewing and spine lining.

Week 3

Multi-section case binding, Part II. Case making and attaching case to book block

Week 4

Exposed spine structure, Part I.

Week 5

Exposed spine structure, Part II.

Week 6

Japanese style binding. Soft covers with stab stitching.


Slipcase designed to hold the books made from the course.

Week 8

Personal project or Quarter Binding Part I.


Personal project or Quarter Binding Part II.