Bookbinding 1: Pamphlets, Stab Bindings & Concertinas

Suitable for complete beginners.

Learn how to create handcrafted books from a practising bookbinder at the London Centre for Book Arts.

During this workshop participants will learn how to fold and manipulate paper using specialist bookbinding tools, and will learn three versatile book structures – the pamphlet, the concertina, and the Japanese stab binding – which can be used to present work, to personalise and give as gifts, or as the basis for artists’ books

On completion of the workshop students will leave with a set of their own books and the skills to make more at home using minimal equipment.

Introduction to Bookbinding 1 is the first in a four-part series of introductory bookbinding workshops at London Centre for Book Arts. You are encouraged, but not required, to take all four workshops in order. Participants to Introduction to Bookbinding 2 will benefit from techniques learned in 1, and likewise participants to 3 will benefit from techniques learned in 2, and 4 from 3. For a complete beginner, taking all four workshops in order will give you a good foundation in bookbinding.


Introduction to Bookbinding 1: Pamphlets, Stab Bindings & Concertinas
Saturday 14 October 2017, 10am-5pm
Instructor: Kate Rochester

£95 (10% discount for Friends of LCBA & current students. There will be an option to become a Friend of LCBA at checkout)

Cancellation policy: If you are unable to make a class, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can re-list it. We’re sorry, but workshop bookings cannot be cancelled or postponed after 5 days before the class.

Membership & Studio Passes: We offer open-access to the LCBA studio to Members and Studio Pass holders. Studio access is a great way for people, who have completed workshops at LCBA, to work independently using the tools and machinery available at the LCBA studio. Find out more