Starsmead Books: Workshops
Starsmead Books

Bookbinding Workshops

Workshop Dates

January - February 2019
These will take place in the lovely, bright, spacious foyer area at
Jackson's Art Supplies, The Aquarius Centre, Waterwells Business Park, Edison Close
Quedgeley, Gloucester GL2 2FN
There is plenty of parking.
You need to bring your own lunch if it is a full-day workshop.

Saturday 19 January 10am to 1pm - SOFT BACK SKETCH BOOK 35
Saturday 26 January 9am to 3pm - MEMORY ALBUM 60
Saturday 23 February 9am to 3pm - BIND A 'PROPER BOOK' 60

For ALL BOOKINGS or enquiries relating to these workshops, please email for details. (There is no booking through Jacksons Arts Supplies.) Contact me at
For more information on the workshops, see below. No previous knowledge is expected for these workshops.

I also conduct workshops for 2 or 3 people in my bindery at home.
If you would like to arrange a date for yourself and one or two other people,
don't hesitate to email or phone for details.
Full day workshops in my bindery are 65 per person and include a light, ploughman's-style lunch.
Half day workshop - 35 per person

Workshop Information

All workshops are full-day unless otherwise indicated.

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For small groups in my bindery only.

1. Learn how to make a sewn single-section pamphlet binding (which you can repeat at home using simple tools).
2. Complete a hard-back writing or drawing book (A5 or A6 size) sewn and bound using the traditional method of rounding the spine. Starsmead Books

Make a covered box with a lid and a hidden magnetic closure.
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This binding has a clever soft-back construction which creates a slightly freer spine area, and thus allows the pages to open completely flat. It is a book binding that you can repeat at home without specialist tools.
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A book with pockets and windows and fold-out pages which will hold personal and travel memorabilia, postcards, photographs and other paper collectibles. Suitable for your holidays, to use as a journal, sketch book or scrap book. The album will be cased into a sturdy hardback binding. (It is a glued structure, with no sewing.)
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In this workshop you will complete a substantial multi-section hardback book starting from scratch. Beginning by folding and sewing the pages in sections, you will then create a hard-backed case binding, using bookcloth for the spine, and covering the sides with decorated papers. You will use traditional bookbinding tools. .
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An album has a special construction with spacers between the pages, to make it suitable for items to be stuck into the book, such as recipes, cuttings, letters, photographs etc. This is larger than the Memory Album (above) and can be up to A4 size.

How to Book

To book a place at a workshop, don't send any payment. Please get in touch by email for all further details.

Small-group workshops take place in my bindery in Haresfield. GL10 3EG. Directions will be sent with booking confirmation.