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.

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

Coptic Bookbinding Workshop

Date: 

Saturday, May 26th, 2018 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, May 27th, 2018 - 4:00 PM

This course is $95.00 for the weekend, and all tools and materials are provided. The dates are 26th and 27th of May. Payment is made at the beginning of the course.

This course is now full, but you can waitlist in the event that there are withdrawals. 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. This course is held at the Roleystone Family Centre.

This is the only Coptic course being offered in 2018, and shows you how to do a number of different coptic styles, including making a full book. No previous experience is necessary.

May 2018 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, May 28th, 2018 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The monthly meeting is when we show off work we have done, ask for guidance or advice and enjoy discussing books and bookbinding.

We meet in McDougall House on Clydesdale Street in Como.

Advanced Bookbinding Course

Date: 

Saturday, June 16th, 2018 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, June 17th, 2018 - 4:00 PM

This course is $95.00 for the weekend, and all tools and materials are provided. The dates are 16th and 17th of June. 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. This course is held at the Roleystone Family Centre.

This is the only Advanced course being offered in 2018, and shows you how to make a leather covered book, bound on cords. You learn how to use traditional techniques to make a fantastic looking book. You should have done some bookbinding using traditional techniques in order to be able to complete this workshop.

June 2018 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, June 25th, 2018 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The monthly meeting is when we show off work we have done, ask for guidance or advice and enjoy discussing books and bookbinding.

We meet in McDougall House on Clydesdale Street in Como.

July Beginners Course

Date: 

Monday, July 2nd, 2018 - 6:00 PM to Monday, July 23rd, 2018 - 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 July. 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

No previous experience is necessary.

July 2018 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, July 30th, 2018 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The monthly meeting is when we show off work we have done, ask for guidance or advice and enjoy discussing books and bookbinding.

We meet in McDougall House on Clydesdale Street in Como.

Boxes 2 Course

Date: 

Saturday, August 25th, 2018 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, August 26th, 2018 - 4:00 PM

This course is $95.00 for the weekend, and all tools and materials are provided. This is a new course for 2018, and you will make a box-in-a-box, as well as learning a number of decorative techniques. The dates are 25th and 26th of August. Payment is made at the beginning of the course.

This course is currently full, but if you wish to be waitlisted email us now at wabookbinders@gmail.com  to be added. 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.

This is the only Boxes 2 making course being offered in 2018. No previous experience is necessary.

August 2018 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, August 27th, 2018 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The monthly meeting is when we show off work we have done, ask for guidance or advice and enjoy discussing books and bookbinding.

We meet in McDougall House on Clydesdale Street in Como.

September 2018 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, September 24th, 2018 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The monthly meeting is when we show off work we have done, ask for guidance or advice and enjoy discussing books and bookbinding.

We meet in McDougall House on Clydesdale Street in Como.

October 2018 Meeting

Date: 

Monday, October 29th, 2018 -
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The monthly meeting is when we show off work we have done, ask for guidance or advice and enjoy discussing books and bookbinding.

We meet in McDougall House on Clydesdale Street in Como.

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