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Courses

The Western Australian Craft Bookbinders Guild offers a range of courses at a small cost. These are held on weekends in Roleystone, 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. Some skills are repeated, so that you get opportunities to improve through the participation in a number of courses.

All courses result in you taking one of more completed items home at the end.

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

You must be 18 years old or over to attend one of our courses.

Online course bookings will be coming soon. In the meantime, if you want to book for one of our courses, please register here.

Weekend courses are conducted at the Roleystone Family Centre on Wygonda Road in Roleystone, and start at 9:15 am and go through to 4:15pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Follow this link for directions to the Centre. You must register and pay in order to attend, and places are very limited. We have a maximum of 8 on most courses, and less on some that require specialised equipment.

Payments must be made before the course starts, and are not refundable in the last 14 days prior to the course commencing. View our Refund and Privacy policies here.

Details about what you make and techniques you will learn can be found on our Course Details page.

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August 2024 Beginners Course

Date: Saturday, Aug 10th, 2024 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, Aug 11th, 2024 - 4:00 PM

 

This is a great introduction to making your own books using very traditional techniques. We provide all the tools and materials for the course, and discuss how you can get started on your bookbinding journey.

 

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.

This course is now full.

 

Takeaway: A pamphlet style book, a hardback multi-section book, a slipcase for your hardback book.

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October 2024 Beginners Course

Date: Saturday, October 12th, 2024 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, October 13th, 2024 - 4:00 PM

 

This is a great introduction to making your own books using very traditional techniques. We provide all the tools and materials for the course, and discuss how you can get started on your bookbinding journey.

 

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. 

This course is now full.

Takeaway: A pamphlet style book, a hardback multi-section book, a slipcase for your hardback book.

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September 2024 Intermediate Course

Date: Saturday, Sep 14th, 2024 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, Sep 15th, 2024 - 4:00 PM

This course is an excellent introduction to some of the more intricate techniques required to make a traditional round back book.

 

You will also make a soft cover book in the manner of a paperback, but much stronger and more long lasting. If you have lots of paperback books that you need to repair, this is a must do course for you.

 

This course is suitable for beginners who have some craft skills, not necessarily in bookbinding.

 

This course is now full.

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. 

 

Takeaway: A perfect bound (paperback) book and a hollow back hardcover multi-section book.

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November 2024 Advanced Course

Date: Saturday, Nov 9th, 2024 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, Nov 10th, 2024 - 4:00 PM

 

The advanced course introduces leather binding and is best done after a little experience in other binding styles.

 

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.

 

Takeaway: A leather half bound book which is bound on cords for the authentic old book style.

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Thank you for registering for one of our courses. We will be in contact with you soon with more details.

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Additional Courses for 2024

Courses for 2024 are shown above. We will have a complete complement of courses for 2025 appearing later this year.

Keep referring back to our site as registrations typically open about four months prior to that course taking place.

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