Crafted: Make your own Sketchbook or Notebook – one day course

Venue Chicken Shed (Craft Studio)

With Tom O'Reilly


£75, materials included

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Next date 1st July 10:00 am

About this event

Explore traditional and contemporary bookbinding methods on this one day course to create your own artist’s sketchbook or notebook.

Sunday 1st July, 10am to 4pm

Explore traditional and contemorary bookbinding methods to create your own artist’s sketchbook or notebook. Over the course of day you will learn about:

  • Paper folding and section making
  • Gluing
  • Sewing
  • Spine rounding and backing
  • Cloth binding
  • Finishing techniques

Tom O’Reilly, who runs The Book Bindery in Cornwall, has been a bookbinder for over twenty years and taught and lectured at BA and MA level. In 2011 Tom graduated from University College Falmouth with a Master’s degree in Illustration. His graduation exhibition featured illustrative bookbinding and explored the concept of bookbinding as a form of art as well as craft.

Over the past few years, Tom’s bindings have been exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Show 2012, and the V&A collection, and he has been commissioned to restore and reproduce books for the National Trust. His work is collected and commissioned by bibliophiles from all over the world.

Course details will be sent to you, but for more information, please email

Advance booking only
Course details subject to change
Please note: 25% of your course fee is non-refundable should you need to cancel your place

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Sunday 1st July

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