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.

May 2019 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, May 27th, 2019 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Our May meeting will be the first of our small competitions, so join us at McDougall House to see the results. Details will be announced shortly, but pencil in the date now.

Introduction To Finishing Course, June

Date: 

Saturday, June 8th, 2019 -
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Welcome to the June Introduction To Finishing Course. Finishing is the term bookbinders use to describe gold lettering, tooling, and other decorative techniques.

In this course you get to try out gold lettering and blind tooling on a range of different materials, and make a small booklet to use your practice on. This is the only finishing course to be held in 2019. Note that no previous experience is required.

This course is $55.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over a single weekend, for a total of 6 hours of tuition. The date is the 8th of June. Payment is made prior to the beginning of the workshop. Continue on to the Headband Course on the Sunday to attract a discount.

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

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

Hand Made Headbands, June

Date: 

Sunday, June 9th, 2019 -
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Welcome to the first ever Handmade Headbands Course offered by us. In this course you learn how to sew headbands for your hand made books. This is a specialised skill that has largely been lost, but adds an amazing touch to your books. This is the only headband course to be held in 2019. Note that no previous experience is required, although it will be of benefit if you are already making your own stitched books.

This course is $55.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over a single weekend, for a total of 6 hours of tuition. The date is 9th of June. Payment is made prior to the beginning of the workshop. Combine this with the Introduction To Finishing course held on the Saturday to attract a discount.

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 in Roleystone.

June 2019 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, June 24th, 2019 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

We meet monthly in McDougall House in Como to talk all about books, bindings and boxes. Join us to find out more.

Beginners Course, July

Date: 

Monday, July 1st, 2019 - 6:00 PM to Monday, July 22nd, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Welcome to the July Beginners Course. You will get to make a couple of different books, as well as learn the basics of box making suitable for holding books.

This course is $95.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over four Monday evenings, for a total of 12 hours of tuition. The dates are 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd of July, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm each evening. Payment is made prior to the beginning of the workshop.

For more details about the course, look here at the Courses page. This course is held at Mc Dougall House in Como

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

July 2019 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, July 29th, 2019 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Come along to see what we are doing with al things books, or if you have a repair requirement, bring it along and find someone to help you out, or maybe become enthused enough to learn how to do repairs yourself.

Boxes 2, August

Date: 

Saturday, August 17th, 2019 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, August 18th, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Welcome to the August Box Making Course number 2. This is the next course to our very popular Box Making course, in that it extends your knowledge by introducing the box-in-a-box style, as well as decorative techniques rather than just the construction of a box.

This is the only boxes 2 course to be held in 2019. Note that no previous experience is required, although the Box Making course is helpful.

This course is $95.00 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 17th and 18th of August. Payment is made prior to the beginning of the workshop.

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 in Roleystone.

August 2019 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, August 26th, 2019 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This will be our second competition night for the year. Details will be provided a little later, but come along and see what members have been working on.

Beginners Course, September

Date: 

Monday, September 2nd, 2019 - 6:00 PM to Monday, September 23rd, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Welcome to the September Beginners Course. You will get to make a couple of different books, as well as learn the basics of box making suitable for holding books.

This course is $95.00 for the course, and all tools and materials are provided. This course takes place over four Monday evenings. The dates are 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23nd of July. Payment is made prior to the beginning of the workshop.

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 Mc Dougall House in Como

September 2019 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, September 30th, 2019 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Our monthly meetings allow members and visitors to discuss books and book repairs, as well as to see completed books, works in progress, demonstrations of techniques and equipment and more. Join us at McDougall House in Como.

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