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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.

Online course bookings will be coming soon. In the meantime, if you want to book for one of our courses, please register for our courses 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 9 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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February 2023 Beginners Course

Date: Saturday, February 18th, 2023 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, February 19th, 2023 - 4:00 PM

This is a great introduction to making your own books using very traditional techniques. We provide all the tools and materials to get you started with bookbinding.

 

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. 

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April 2023 Box Making Course

Date: Saturday, April 15th, 2022 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, April 16th, 2023 - 4:00 PM

 

We cover a range of box making techniques that will allow you to create your own fantastic looking, unique boxes that are suitable for protecting books or any other small items.

Learn how to make an archive quality box for protecting delicate objects.

 

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. 

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March 2023 Intermediate Course

Date: Saturday, March 18th, 2023 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, March 19th, 2023 - 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 $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. 

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May 2023 Bradel Course

Date: Saturday, May 20th, 2023 - 9:00 AM to Sunday, May 21st, 2023 - 4:00 PM

The Bradel style is a very professional, library quality binding that is very robust. This is a great binding style to master for the very best of your books.

All of the binding is hidden from view, giving a smooth and polished result.

 

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. 

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