A nine week course in bookbinding taught by Ina Baumeister. Students will have the opportunity to learn hand bookbinding techniques which can later be applied to their own work. The course will feature multi-section binding, exposed spine books, Japanese style binding and a concertina binding. The final two weeks will include making a slipcase to contain the books made during the course.

The course will be for a maximum of 8 students and will be run at Book Works Studio.

Wednesday evenings – 18th September to 13th November 2024
Time: 6.30–9.00 pm.
Cost: £300 per student
Contact details: jan@bookworks.org.uk or phone 02072472536


Week 1

Introduction to the course with examples of work that will be produced over the 8 weeks.

Demonstration of different tools and types of material.Two types of single-section pamphlet binding.


Multi-section case binding, Part I. Folding, sewing and spine lining.

Week 3

Multi-section case binding, Part II. Case making and attaching case to book block

Week 4

Exposed spine structure, Part I.

Week 5

Exposed spine structure, Part II.

Week 6

Japanese style binding. Soft covers with stab stitching.


Concertina style binding.

Week 8

Slipcase designed to hold the books made from the course, Part I.


Slipcase Part II.