Bookbinding Equipment
Sun 16 Jan 2022
Bookbinding for Beginners
Adults only
Event organiser:
Swarthmore Education Centre

A one day course, on site at Swarthmore.

Four books will be made using a variety of techniques: pamphlet stitch, Japaneses stab stitch, origami concertina with a hard cover and a basic zine fold. All participants will need to register two weeks before the start date, so that materials can be purchased and dispatched.

Who is the course aimed at?
Beginners welcome.

What will students have learnt by the end of the course?
Basic techniques and skills for bookbinding.

Do students need any skills, experience or qualifications before joining the course?

What equipment and materials will students need for the course?
Bookbinding tools (awl, craft knife, metal ruler, bone folder, bookbinding needle, scissors, pencil, glue spreader) and materials which can be purchased through tutor via link prior to the day.

What activities will the students take part in and how will the course be structured?
The day will begin with an introduction to tools and materials. We will complete 4 books with a break for lunch.

What is expected of students in terms of personal or time commitment?
Students will need to purchase tools and materials prior to the day, these can be ordered via Swarthmore tutor. Students are expected to attend all sessions, and if they can't make it to inform the class tutor or centre as soon as possible. Students will also be expected to record their learning and progress with the support of their tutor. In some cases homework may be set.

How will students learning be assessed and reviewed?
Learners will complete an individual learning plan (ILP) after discussion with tutor. Continuous assessment of progress throughout the course, by observation and discussion. Progress will be recorded on ILPs. Students will complete an individual diary to record their learning each week. Students will recieve verbal and written feedback from their tutor.

What could students go onto to after they have finished the course?
Bookbinding Step Up.

How will students say what they think about the course?
Feedback can be given verbally to the tutor/curriculum manager or via email to Feedback forms can be found on our website. Students also complete an end of course review.

    Sun 16 Jan 2022
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    Box Office
    0113 243 2210

    A one-day introduction to Bookbinding.
    Sunday 16/01/22 for 1 day - 10:00 - 16:30

    This course is funded by Leeds City Council and has 3 rates:
    Full Rate: £23
    Reduced Rate: £10 (For those in receipt of state pension)
    Low Rate: £5 (For those in receipt of income based state benefits)

    Wheelchair access

    Swarthmore Education Centre