Flat-back sketchbooks


Bookbinding: Flat back sketchbooks/journals

Day course
Saturday 30th November 2019

10am – 5pm

1 in stock


Bookbinding: Flat back sketchbooks/journals

Are you struggling to find the perfect sized sketchbook for your creative exploits? Perhaps you’re an avid journaller searching for the perfect book to store your deepest darkest thoughts? Or maybe you simply fancy exploring a heritage craft and indulging yourself in a day of learning the skills to make beautiful books either for yourself or someone special in the future. During this one day workshop you will be guided under the watchful eye of experienced book binder Roger Grech to make a multi sectioned hard back book.

During the workshop you will be taught how to prepare sections for sewing, endpapers and quarter case making as well as all the correct terminology. Alongside the hands on tutorial Roger will also throw in a few tricks of the trade along the way!

Roger is a regular tutor here at WYPW, here what previous students have to say about his workshops:

“I had a wonderful time, despite being unable to judge the middle of anything!   Mr. Grech was a very encouraging teacher, with endless patience.   I shall be practising book-making with enthusiasm, as I think this is something I could really enjoy and find useful. “

“Roger is incredibly knowledgeable about his craft, I had a wonderful afternoon learning from such a great teacher”

Experience level

The course is suitable for complete beginners or for anyone with a little knowledge wishing to learn more. Prior completion of the single section beginners course would be helpful but not necessary.

Your tutor

Roger Grech is a Bookbinder and Printmaker, with over 20 years experience. He currently teaches at York College and is an Edition Binder at Stephen Conway Bookbinders Ltd in Halifax. Roger also runs his own workshop, Papercut Bindery, where he binds bespoke journals, small print run editions and undertakes repair work on old well loved bindings.

What’s included?

All basic materials such as paper, tools and equipment are provided. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different or take some materials home to try out.

What’s next?

After attending this course you will be well equipped to join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget!  If you sign up for membership within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount! Find out more about membership here: http://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/

Small print

Cancellations and refunds

If you cancel your booking more than three weeks prior to the course start date, you will be eligible for a refund, minus a 5% admin fee. (Admin fee does not apply for Printmaker’s Toolkit Sessions).

We regret that we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than three weeks before the course start date. At this point we have already started making preparations including ordering materials and equipment, and it is less likely that we will be able to fill your place.

We cannot give refunds for failed attendance due to sickness or external circumstances.


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