New to Bookbinding?

We are keen to encourage anybody to give bookbinding 'a go'.

So we offer a 13 week 'Introductory Membership' to the Southern Bookcrafts Club. This is at
the very attractive price of £75, and for this you will

- atttend 13 half-day sessions (usually over 13 consecutive weeks) in our fully equipped Bindery
 - be tutored by experienced bookbinders
 - gain a basic understanding of the techniques of bookbinding and the materials and tools used
 - produce some basic books and (if this is an area that interests you) repair older books

The cost of
most of the materials you will use is included in the price unless you choose to use som
ething particularly 'exotic'.

Normally these sessions would be on a Friday morning (which is Club Day when most members attend) but it may be possible to arrange these on other days/times if this does not suit.

We are also now running mid-week training sessions on Wednesday evenings (6:30-9:00pm). These also run for 13 weeks.
If you are interested in either sets of training please contact our Club Secretary


For those interested in starting bookbinding professionally, or at least obtaining a recognised qualification, the City and Guilds qualification is based upon learning how something is done and then practising what has been learned until a high quality result is obtained that will satisfy the Assessors involved.  For those seeking City and Guilds qualification, membership of the Club provides, for an economical price, the facility of in-house training to discover how something should be done, technical support throughout the year, and the space, equipment, materials and time (24 hour availability, seven-day-a-week access) to achieve the required results. 

For details of the City & Guilds qualification go here.