Embroidery Techniques on Leather for Bookbinding




Residential course

Hannah Brown

4 September 2023 to 6 September 2023

From £280 Non-resident fee. Includes some materials.

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You can add very attractive surface decoration, texture and colour to books with simple techniques such as applying coloured leather onlays and sewn detail. From embroidered outlines to fully appliquéd sections, different stitches can be utilised to great effect. This course will teach the skills you need to build up a design which will be transferred onto a small leather-covered notebook.

The course starts with learning about different embroidery techniques and stitches and making an embroidery sampler to test all these out. Students will then work with leather using these embroidery skills to build up their designs over coloured leather onlays. The course will conclude with the finished embroidered leather being stuck onto a text block to create a bound notebook.

Ideal for anyone interested in bookbinding, drawing, embroidery, leatherwork, appliqué.

Includes some materials.

Residential Fees From: £410.   Non Residential: £280

This course runs from Dinner on Monday to Lunch on Wednesday.

Tutor information

Hannah Brown is a Somerset-based bookbinder who specialises in embroidering on leather. Hannah spent seven and a half years working as a mount-making Technician for the Victoria and Albert Museum before becoming a full-time bookbinder.

She has won numerous bookbinding prizes and her work belongs in many public and private collections. Hannah mainly spends her time working on individual bespoke commissioned bindings but also teaches bookbinding at her home studio in Shepton Mallet.

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