Events & Courses

All events are subject to change, particularly the workshop nights. Please check this page regularly to ensure that the details of an event you are interested in attending have not changed.

The Guild offers a range of course nights at a small cost for materials. These are held on Monday nights at McDougall House, and cater for both members and non-members. These courses are a great way to start your bookbinding, and are run on a regular basis. The courses run as a progressive series, so attending a number of them will help your skills, as a range of different binding styles and techniques are demonstrated over a number of nights or weekends.

Check the list of events below to see when the next courses will be run. However, the courses often have waitlists. If you cannot make a course that you have booked for, please contact the Secretary so that someone else may take up the place.

Evening courses are at McDougall House in Como, off Clydesdale Street and start at 6:00pm, going through to 9:00pm each evening. Weekend courses are done at the Roleystone Family Centre on Wygonda Road in Roleystone, and start at 9:00 am and go through to 4:00pm. You must register in order to attend, as places are very limited. Payments must be made before the course starts, and are not refundable in the last 30 days prior to the course.

For details of the courses themselves, see our page on Courses.

August 2021 Beginners Course

Date: 

Saturday, August 21st, 2021 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 - 4:30 PM

Welcome to the August Beginners Bookbinding workshop. This course is very popular and has been running for a few years now. This is a great introduction to making your own books.

This course is $115.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over a single weekend, for a total of 12 hours of tuition. The dates are 21st and 22nd of August. Payment is made prior to attendance

This course is now full. Please click Waitlist me please! if you wish to be waitlisted.

September 2021 Stab Binding (Coptic) Course

Date: 

Saturday, September 18th, 2021 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, September 19th, 2021 - 4:00 PM

Welcome to the September Stab Binding Bookbinding workshop. This is a great introduction to making your own books using very traditional techniques. We do two styles, the Coptic (or European) style of stab bindings, and the traditional Japanese 4 hole style. This is the first time we have offered this course.

Stab bindings require very little in terms of special tools and equipment, and use very little glue. Books are stitched together with a decorative thread that is both visible on the spine and a highly decorative element of the style.

This course is $115.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over a single weekend, for a total of 12 hours of tuition. The dates are 18th and 19th of September. Payment is made prior to attendance with a maximum of 9 attendees.

Click on this link to email us now: Register me please! Please provide your name and a contact phone number.

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. This course is held at the Roleystone Family Centre.

October 2021 Intermediate Course

Date: 

Saturday, October 16th, 2021 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, October 17th, 2021 - 4:00 PM

Welcome to the October Intermediate Bookbinding workshop. This course is very popular and has been running for a few years now. This is a the next step to making your own books after our beginners course, and introduces more sophisticated techniques.

This course is $115.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over a single weekend, for a total of 12 hours of tuition. The dates are 16th and 17th of October. Payment is made prior to attendance, with a maximum of 9 attendees.

Click on this link to email us now: Register me please! Please provide your name and a contact phone number.

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. This course is held at the Roleystone Family Centre.

November 2021 Advanced Bookbinding Course

Date: 

Saturday, November 20th, 2021 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, November 21st, 2021 - 4:00 PM

Welcome to the November Advanced Bookbinding workshop. This course is very popular and has been running for a few years now. This is a course that introduces the use of leather into covering your books, and produces a very beautiful and elegant book. The course builds on techniques from both our beginners and intermediate courses.

This course is $115.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over a single weekend, for a total of 12 hours of tuition. The dates are 20th and 21st of November. Payment is made prior to attendance with a maximum of 9 attendees.

Click on this link to email us now: Register me please! Please provide your name and a contact phone number.

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. This course is held at the Roleystone Family Centre.