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 are made either by direct funds transfer before the course starts, or by cash at the start of the course.

May Intermediate Bookbinding Course

Date: 

Monday, May 1st, 2017 - 6:00 PM to Monday, May 22nd, 2017 - 9:00 PM

This intermediate course is $95.00 for 4 evenings, and all tools and materials are provided.

This course is now full, however if you wish to be added to the waitlist in case of cancellations, email us now at wabookbinders@gmail.com to waitlist. Please provide your name and a contact phone number. 

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. For details about the Guild and location, see Meetings.

All our courses fill up quite quickly, so don't wait if you wish to attend. If you register, do not forget to add a calendar entry to your diary.

May Meeting and Miniatures Competition, 2017

Date: 

Monday, May 29th, 2017 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The monthly meeting for May will be held at McDougall House in Como, and we will have our annual miniature book competition for members.

June Beginners Weekend Workshop

Date: 

Saturday, June 17th, 2017 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, June 18th, 2017 - 4:00 PM

This course is $95.00 for the weekend, and all tools and materials are provided. You will make a pamphlet style book, a square back book and a matching slipcase for the square back. The dates are 17th and 18th of June. Payment is made at the beginning of the course.

This course is now full, however you can still register for the waitlist in the event that cancellations occur.

Email us now at wabookbinders@gmail.com  to be added to the waitlist for this course. Please provide your name and a contact phone number. 

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. For details about the Guild and location, see Meetings

July Beginners Course

Date: 

Monday, July 3rd, 2017 - 6:00 PM to Monday, July 24th, 2017 - 9:00 PM

This course is $95.00 for 4 evenings, and all tools and materials are provided. You will make a pamphlet style book, a square back book and a matching slipcase for the square back. The dates are July 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th. Payment is made at the beginning of the course.

Email us now at wabookbinders@gmail.com  to be added to this course. Please provide your name and a contact phone number. 

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. For details about the Guild and location, see Meetings

August Intermediate Weekend Workshop

Date: 

Saturday, August 19th, 2017 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, August 20th, 2017 - 4:00 PM

This course is $95.00 for the weekend, and all tools and materials are provided. You will make a perfect bound book, and a hollow back book. The dates are 19th and 20th of August. Payment is made at the beginning of the course.

Email us now at wabookbinders@gmail.com  to be added to this course. Please provide your name and a contact phone number. 

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. For details about the Guild and location, see Meetings

October Beginners Course

Date: 

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 - 6:00 PM to Monday, October 23rd, 2017 - 9:00 PM

This course is $95.00 for 4 evenings, and all tools and materials are provided. You will make a pamphlet style book, a square back book and a matching slipcase for the square back. The dates are 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd of October. Payment is made at the beginning of the course.

Email us now at wabookbinders@gmail.com  to be added to this course. Please provide your name and a contact phone number. 

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. For details about the Guild and location, see Meetings

November Advanced Bookbinding Course

Date: 

Monday, November 6th, 2017 - 6:00 PM to Monday, December 4th, 2017 - 9:00 PM

This course is $95.00 for 4 evenings, and all tools and materials are provided. You will make a leather bound book, sewn onto cords and rounded and backed. The dates are 6th, 13th and 20th of November, and the 4th of December. Payment is made at the beginning of the course.

This course is now full. However, if you wish to be waitlisted in case of cancellations, email us now at wabookbinders@gmail.com  to be waitlisted for this course. Please provide your name and a contact phone number. 

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. For details about the Guild and location, see Meetings.

This is the only advanced course we will be offering in 2017. You should have some binding experience before undertaking this one.

Introduction to Finishing

Date: 

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 -
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

This course is $60.00 for one day, and all tools and materials are provided. You will make a pamphlet style book, and then use various techniques for blind and gold tooling to put decorations and lettering on it. The dates are 9th December. Payment is made at the beginning of the course.

This course is now full. If you wish to be waitlisted in the event of any cancellations, email us now at wabookbinders@gmail.com  to be added to the waitlist for this course. Please provide your name and a contact phone number. 

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. For details about the Guild and location, see Meetings. This course is very limited in numbers, and you should have completed a number of books before attempting this.