Residential course

Angela Sutton

27 March 2023 to 31 March 2023

From £526 Non-resident fee

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This course for intermediate students is designed to develop the skills of those who have followed the beginners’ introductory course and are ready to proceed to rebinding a hardback book in the case-binding style.  If they have already done this they can go on to learn the more complex construction of a book covered in leather. However, complete beginners can also be accommodated on this course, and will learn about folding, sewing and making a case-bound book.

More advanced students may bring a selection of books to either rebind or repair and will be able to discuss individual questions or problems and their solutions.  For those who have done some tooling with foil there will be a demonstration of tooling with gold leaf.

Residential Fees From: £786.   Non Residential: £526

Course runs from Lunch on Monday to Lunch on Friday.

Tutor information

Angela Sutton first learnt bookbinding with Ian Ross at the former Oxford Polytechnic, and then studied archive conservation and repair as well as bookbinding at the Camberwell School of Art and Craft.  She taught the recreational course at Malvern Hills College for 15 years, and now teaches regularly at Dillington and elsewhere.  She published Bookbinding in Pictures, a beginner’s guide to bookbinding, in 2015.

To see more about Angela’s work please visit her website:

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