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Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Mark Cockram
  • Dates: Monday 09 December 2019 to Friday 13 December 2019
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £520
  • RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £420
  • NON-RESIDENT: £320

Covering both restoration of existing books and the creation of new bindings, this course is equally suitable for beginners and those with previous experience, since tuition is given according to individual needs. The course emphasises the traditional skills and techniques of hand binding and helps you develop a deeper insight into this rewarding craft, whose origins go back over 2,000 years. Cutting tools, presses and other binding equipment and materials are all available for what is one of very few residential bookbinding courses offered in the UK each year. Please expect to reimburse the tutor for the card, coverings and other materials you use, which will depend on the number of projects you undertake in the week.

Bring a friend!

If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Please contact FSC Flatford Mill on 01206 297110 or [email protected] to book this offer.

Mark Cockram is a full time Bookbinder/Book Artist working from his studio in London. Mark was elected Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 2001 and Brother of the Art Workers Guild in 2008. He has been a member of the Society of Bookbinders for nearly 30 years and was the Faculty Fellow for the New York Center for Book Arts in 2017.

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RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY) : £520


RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM) : £420


NON-RESIDENT : £320


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