Residential course

Angela Sutton

8 November 2021 to 12 November 2021

From £464 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 would like to pursue the craft further.

Students will rebind a hard-back book in the case-binding style and can continue to practise this or go on to learn the more complex construction of a book covered in leather.  More advanced students may bring a selection of books to either rebind or repair. However, beginners can also be accommodated on this course, and will learn about folding, sewing and making a case-bound book. If students wish to they may study a special subject during the week.

This time the focus will be on endpapers and the different ways of constructing them, from the simple fold through the ‘made’ endpaper to cloth and leather joints. We will look at the advantages of each particular one and students may use techniques they learn in their own books.

Residential Fees From: £694.   Non Residential: £464

Tutor information

Angela Sutton first learnt bookbinding in evening classes with Ian Ross at the former Oxford Polytechnic, and then went to the Camberwell School of Art and Crafts to study archive preservation and repair. She works as a freelance bookbinder specialising in restoration and preservation, and is an established teacher at beginner and intermediate levels. She taught the weekly recreational course at the Malvern Hills College (the local adult education institution) for many years, and now runs local workshops as well as giving tuition in her own bindery and teaching regularly at Dillington. Her textbook ‘Bookbinding in Pictures’, a book (or CD) of bookbinding instructions for beginners, sells widely in many countries

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.