Bookbinding workshops are regularly held throughout the year and cover a wide-range of subjects and binding techniques.  The cost of each workshop is £75.00 which includes all materials.  Classes run from 10:00-4:30 and are held in the bindery at 121 Main Street, West Kilbride.  Maximum class size is 6.

Bookings can be made using the Paypal buttons in the listings below, or, reserve a place by email.

Other learning opportunities are available such as:  1-2-1 teaching and Studio Day Passes can also be booked – email for details.

Introduction to Bookbinding

22 June 2024  10:00-16:30

This workshop is ideal for beginners or for those who may benefit from a refresher in bookbinding basics.  Book structures covered will be; pamphlet binding, concertina and a simple multi-section binding.  Students will gain experience in sewing, folding & slitting, trimming, laminating, applying spine linings and casing-in.


Book Repair and Restoration

13 July 2024  10:00 – 4:30

This workshop will focus on the techniques used to repair and restore books and paper.  Students can bring along their own book for repair or one can be provided.  Techniques covered will include; rebacking, attaching new endpapers, stripping and relining a spine, reinstating worn corners and repairing paper tears.

Suitable for beginners.




3 August 2024  10:00 – 4:30

A day devoted to improving your leatherworking skills.  Areas covered will include;  knife and blade sharpening, knife and machine paring, setting-up and using a spokeshave, mitred corners, turning in and basic leather inlaying.


All materials and equipment provided.


Paste Papers & Marbling

14 September 2024  10:00 – 4:30

A fun-filled day of making a horrendous mess but also creating bright, colourful, sophisticated and elegant papers using methods such as;  stencil, silk screen, coloured paste and traditional marbling.  

Limited to four students.

Suitable for beginners and all materials provided.

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