Repairing the boards on a bound herbarium during two days one-to-one tuition, March 2016.
‘Embroidered Leather Notebook’ workshop with Hannah Brown, Sept 2016.
“I did a course on bookbinding some years ago and became hooked. I was keen to brush up my limited skills but there are so few courses available these days so I was delighted to find that Arthur Green had set up a studio near Wallingford and was offering bookbinding courses for a wide range of abilities. I started a fine binding project for a text block I had of a limited edition book which is progressing very well after only a few lessons. Because of his background in conservation Arthur has a very methodical and precise way of explaining things, particularly regarding the structure and process of making the book. The studio is in a converted farm building in an idyllic spot, spacious and beautifully laid out with every possible tool and material you could wish for.”
“Having been on a number of Arthur’s bookbinding workshops as a complete novice, I can say that he’s very well organised as a teacher, and his instructions and explanations of the techniques are clear and easy to follow. His time-keeping is also excellent – I’ve never seen anybody leave a workshop with something unfinished or had to rush to complete a project. The new studio is an excellent space – I’m delighted to see someone with such a passion for and knowledge of bookbinding, and such a willingness to share that knowledge, embark on this new venture.”