Covid-19 update: We are now open for one-to-one tuition and our workshops have resumed. For all enquiries, please call 01684 310106 or email email@example.com.
Arthur has been teaching since 2012 and has lectured for organisations including the Society of Bookbinders, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation and (ICON) the Institute of Conservation. Workshops and courses at Green’s Books are given in small groups and give step-by-step tuition in various bookbinding and conservation techniques. Unless otherwise stated workshops and courses are held at the studio near Malvern, and run from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Tea/coffee, handouts and materials are included in the fee unless otherwise specified.
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Cancellation policy: On request, places will be rescheduled subject to availability and at the discretion of Green’s Books. Refunds are as follows: notice of one month or more = 100% refund; notice of two weeks or more = 75% refund; and 1 week or more = 50% refund. In addition, a £10 fee will be applied to all cancellations.
SOLD OUT! Leather paring without the blood, sweat and tears, 24th April 2021, £110. Leather paring is a discipline which often intimidates and can take many years to master but with a systematic approach this need not be the case. This one-day hands-on workshop will introduce safe and effective working methods for paring bookbinding leathers by hand. The course will cover edge-paring, working with a spoke-shave, and thinning down leather with a Scharffix. The course also includes some basic tool selection, maintenance and sharpening. Suitable for anyone struggling with leather paring.
SOLD OUT! Introduction to bookbinding, 22nd May 2021, £110. A fun and informative day which will introduce the subject of bookbinding; including tools & materials, terminology and a bit of the history too. Suitable for all levels with no prior experience required, you’ll make a simple single-section binding.
SOLD OUT! Introduction to bookbinding, 23rd May 2021, £110. A fun and informative day which will introduce the subject of bookbinding; including tools & materials, terminology and a bit of the history too. Suitable for all levels with no prior experience required, you’ll make a simple single-section binding.
Medieval structural endbands and their application in book repair. Malvern, Worcestershire, 15th May 2021. Endbands (or headbands) on late medieval wooden-board bindings were an integral part of the structure; they acted like extra sewing supports, forming part of the board attachment. Decoration, when applied, was often done as a second operation with coloured threads worked over the primary sewing. This practical workshop will explore a medieval two-part structural endband. The day will start by working two basic, single core, primary endband styles: a figure-of-eight and a back-bead. The session will finish by working a decorative chevron over the primary endband. Arthur will give guidance and advice on how these endbands are worked, and how they can be adapted to provide strong yet minimally interventive repairs. This practical workshop is suitable for those with at least some experience of sewing.
26th – 30th July 2021 SOLD OUT!
9th – 13th August 2021 SOLD OUT!
Hereford Romanesque binding, a five-day course, £550 (includes tour of Hereford Cathedral Library & all materials). Hereford Cathedral boasts one of the largest collections of pre 1500 bindings in the UK. With in this collection are a group of seven books that were bound locally; none of the seven are identical, however they all feature an unusual conjoint paste-down/ spine lining. This course will start with a visit to Hereford Cathedral’s famous chained library, and include the opportunity to see the beautifully preserved collection of Romanesque bindings. The course will then continue back at Arthur’s studio, where students will make a facsimile of a Hereford Romanesque binding with wooden boards. Please contact email@example.com for more details and to register your interest.
2021 – DATE TBC
A hybrid drop-back box. The hybrid drop-back box takes the best from two well established box making methods; the ‘all-in-one’ and the case method. During this workshop, you will make and cover a cloth drop-back box. For expediency all the parts will be pre-cut, but Arthur will guide you through the method and rational behind its construction.
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PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is being hosted at the Kelsall Community Centre (near Chester) by the North Wales & North West region of the Society of Bookbinders. To book, see The Society of Bookbinders.